Edible Activist Podcast

#047: Trap Garden

Episode Summary

Rob "Veggies" Horton wanted more gardens in the hoods of Nashville, TN and not trap houses where profits for drugs take place and other illegal activities. There were no grocery stores for neighbors to get real food, a scene that reminded him of his hometown in St. Louis, Missouri. Taking matters into his own hands, literally, with a shovel, dirt, and a few good volunteers, he established Trap Garden. Rob's organization is a non-profit social enterprise that provides a sustainable source of healthy, high quality foods and offers innovative solutions to the physical, financial, and educational shortcomings in food insecure communities. His incredible tribe of volunteers are the wheels that keep this mission in motion to provide fresh food to low-income neighbors. Tune in as we unpack the beginnings of Trap Garden!