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A Parable of Produce: Thinking little at two Memphis gardens

Maybe you’re thinking you’ve heard this one before: A young, white gardener works at a predominantly African American private school in a neighborhood choked by poverty, its streets pocked by vacant houses, its residents cut off from the rest of the city by substandard public transportation.

Dr. Jack Geiger and medical staff at the Tufts-Delta Community Health Center, attending to a dehydrated infant. Photo credit: Dan Bernstein, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Hungry in the Delta

Gravy tells the story of the South’s first Community Health Center, started in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, by Dr. Jack Geiger.

Jordan Okra Stew

Edouardo Jordan’s Okra Stew

Edouardo Jordan served okra stew with duck confit, cornbread, and a poached egg at our 19th Southern Foodways Symposium.