I’m itching for spring. Here in Chicago, the weather has been mercifully mild… Visions of a vegetable and herb garden in my backyard dance in my head. I am swooning over Kale and Basil!
But dreams of building up my South Side neighborhood (through green jobs, better food, and economic empowerment) dance, too. I’m a big supporter of localism and building up every community in Chicago with all the resources needed to support a healthy lifestyle. More importantly, though, I think that living a so-called green life shouldn’t be reserved for the rich. I also think we should all be able to access fresh spinach as readily as a flaming hot cheese puff. I’m glad I’m not the only one.
Check out this video featuring local Green Activist Orrin Williams of Growing Home and the Center for Urban Transformation; just two of many here in Chicago. Their goals are varied and yet unified: providing green jobs and supplying wholesome food for the community. Orrin is a friend of Darkjive (and a friend of the South Side). Jive on! initiatives