the petersburg league of urban growers (the p.l.u.g.) is a social movement in petersburg, va that manages several community action projects that encourage community empowerment thru entertaining & educational programs. the p.l.u.g. wants to grow a healthier & more sustainable petersburg, va by growing more urban gardeners, readers, urban farmers, social entrepreneurs, youth leaders & bee stewards within the petersburg food desert.
a grassroots community engagement team working to increase healthy food access in our neighborhoods. a once thriving black wall street, the “harlem of the south”, is now a concentrated area of low income housing due to historical displacement of families of color. we are one of many organizations working in unison towards one vision of advancing health equity while preventing gun violence. we are working to use urban agriculture as a tool to achieve our goals of improved access in food deserts. this will also expand empowerment efforts throughout the city of richmond to strengthen our commitment to youth incarceration prevention.
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