This week we had to change up our plans a little bit. Originally we were going to film Black Superman and the Search for Citrus, but our main protagonist was not at the teen center this week, so we decided to do something different. This week we decided to go check out IGrow, which is a local farm community located in Frenchtown, and see what the people there had to say about it.
When we first arrived, we walked about the grounds and interviewed a couple of volunteers, including the cite manager. We were given a brief tour of the work that is being done at IGrow, and we learned a little bit about composting and what they do with the vegetables when they are ready to be harvested. The majority of the vegetable are sold at local farmers markets or to local restaurants. Some of the vegetables are cooked and given out to the volunteers at the end of the day. We were lucky enough to snag two bags of greens and sweet potatoes for the teen center that day!
Later, we were given a more in-depth tour of the types of vegetables that were grown at IGrow, such as arugula and several types of kale, and we even got to sample some of the hot peppers. And they were HOT! We also had the opportunity to help dig up some of the sweet potatoes that were ready to be harvested.
At the end of the tour, we circled up with the rest of the volunteers before closing down for the day. We learned about the Haitian Heritage Club and about other events that are happening in the surrounding areas. We introduced ourselves and then huddled in to give thanks to one another for helping out at the center. We had a wonderful time exploring the grounds, and we hope to spend more time at IGrow in the future!