Re-Entry Rocks + Just Soul Catering Use Food To Empower Formerly Incarcerated Women

When Sharon Richardson returned home and rejoined the outside world after a 20-year sentence for the murder of her abuser, she realized being formerly incarcerated was a lifetime label. These re-entry barriers—along with the cooking skills she learned in prison as a response to undernourishing cafeteria food—inspired her to create Just Soul Catering, a business that employs formerly incarcerated people, and Re-Entry Rocks, a non-profit …

EcoStation:NY’s Farm-In-The-Sky, Bushwick

A rooftop garden led by kids aims to raise awareness of food justice for the community, while growing delectable fresh greens

Between the blocks of stunning graffiti in Bushwick lies a newly renovated building that will soon become a community center named Mayday. Located steps from the Jefferson stop on the subway’s L line, the space at 214 Starr Street will host a bar, fair-trade cafe and events area (with profits supporting free public programming and social justice initiatives), and will also operate as a co-working …