I always thought that The Bronx was to dangerous to go there, I heard stories of a place where people get mugged and killed. I was walking while I saw people in a queue, waiting for something in the street.
They said they worked on an urban farm where they grew vegetables and received training in horticulture. Some of them were homeless, others were drug addicts or had mental health problems. So I started talking with them. They told me about The Bridge community, that helps them to get back their grip to life. That was the start of the “Back and forth” project. With support from the Burpee Foundation and United Way of New York City and in collaboration with the Horticultural Society of New York, The Bridge developed an urban farm in the Bronx, where people are learning to live and work again. At the same time they are also cultivating new life.
BACK AND FORTH (2010)