How one Ohio non-profit is trying to give people power over their food

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It’s not clear the small plot of land on the north side of Youngstown is a community garden. At least not anymore.

Weeds stretch toward the sky, where there once was rows of bright beets and tall turnips. Without dedicated growers, Jubilee Gardens has fallen into disrepair. But on a Friday evening in July, a small group of people are planting.

They’re led by local farmer Jessie Holland who stood at a table of seeds, brushing the dew off of wide green leaves, as she rattled through which fall crops the group will focus on today .

“Kale is a really nice plant to grow around here,” she said. “Our clay rich soil loves kale.”

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