Earth 'n' Us, in Miami's Little Haiti, has a plethora of turkeys and other animals running around. Photos: Natasha Bowens This is the last installment of Natasha Bowens' Color of Food series for Grist. She will continue to explore agriculture, race, and class on her blog, Brown.Girl.Farming. I eagerly wandered up and down the streets of Miami's Little Haiti looking for any sign of a farm. If you're familiar with Little Haiti -- or any neighborhood in Miami, really -- you're probably thinking that a farm is the last thing I was going to find. Then I knocked on the …
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Natasha is a writer, an activist and an urban farmer-in-training who thinks food justice stands at the center of many issues for minority and low-income communities. She left her job in youth advocacy in Washington D.C. to travel the country in search of organic and urban farms sprouting up in food-insecure communities. She is blogging about her adventures, her farmer training and the topic of race and class in the food movement at Brown.Girl.Farming. You can most often find her on a bus or train with her three essentials: backpack, journal, and bug spray.