Evelyn A Block

Evelyn is a Florida native who ventured out west to attend The Evergreen State College, studying Agriculture and Community Development. She has always been passionate about creating, whether it be drawing, painting, photography, or growing food. Leading her to farming, an art that acts on a conscious desire to care for ones self and loved ones. Wanting to farm, and explore the melding of agriculture and community, stemmed from her childhood in Miami. As she grew up and watched urban sprawl swallow farmland, it was hard for her to conceptualize where food was coming from and why no one seemed to be talking about it. Evelyn’s purpose for joining the Driving Food Home Collective has been to deepen the conversation around agriculture and food movements, while learning all she can from established farms and communities across the United States. In hopes of buying land and eventually starting her own farm, she is elated to meet with farmers and community members who are making sustainable agriculture models a reality.
Evelyn A Block has written 3 posts for Driving Food Home

Ready-to-Grow Gardens (Miami, FL)

If one has a passion for plants and a hankering to be in an urban environment, creativity is a necessity. Miami, Florida can be especially tricky having a mass population that seems exceptionally uninterested in growing their own food. However, instead of seeing the lack of interest and withdrawing, Dylan Terry saw opportunity.A Miami native, … Continue reading

The Importance of the Farmers Market

There are some striking statistics when one looks at the growth of farmers markets nationally. For instance, farmers markets have grown from about 1,700 in 1994 to 5,300 in 2009. This number only continues to grow. In my opinion, this is a sound example of how the food movement is progressing in our country. People are … Continue reading

Little River Cooperative (Miami, FL)

After a summer full of exploration, growth, and learning, it was time again to begin rooting myself in a very familiar place. Miami is home for me, being the place I grew up and where my family resides. Having farmed here for only short periods in the past, I was excited to jump into a yearlong … Continue reading