Lew Bivona, a PhD student in the Public Affairs doctoral program at RUC, explored the rich history behind Camden and urban gardens. 

“The city’s rich legacy of gardening was built on maintaining cultural and historical ties,” says the Ph.D. student in public affairs. “Many gardeners had grandparents who were sharecroppers and much of the food produced was mutually shared among neighbors.”

Read more here: https://news.camden.rutgers.edu/2021/04/ph-d-student-leads-camdens-return-to-urban-gardening-roots/