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JBF in the News: The New York Times Profiles Karen Washington

Anna Mowry

September 22, 2014

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JBF Leadership Award honoree Karen Washington

Over the weekend, in its Real Estate section, the New York Times reported on JBF Leadership Award honoree Karen Washington and her "Garden of Happiness," the 36-plot community garden that she has maintained in a formerly vacant lot across from her Bronx rowhouse since 1988. Now home to several vegetable crops, chickens, and a bee hive, the garden has received support from Bronx Green-Up, the community outreach program of the New York Botanical Garden. Washington, who recently retired from her career as a physical therapist, is a board member of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, and also co-founded the Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference. Read the full Times piece here.

See our full roster of 2014 Leadership Award recipients. They will be honored at a ceremony and dinner at the Hearst Tower on October 27. The event will coincide with our annual food conference.