I had been looking forward to this project for a few months because photographing people and telling their stories is one of my favorite things about photography. Lansing Roots is an incubator farm space based in Lansing, MI. The organizations goal is to help limited resource or disadvantaged individuals form their own farms and sell produce. Lansing Roots describes themselves as an organization that is “Improving the economic livelihood of low-income individuals and families through self-employment in farming” and “Improving community food security and generating new foods for donation to the GLFB (through a demonstration farm area).”
I was invited to the farm and the eight family groups that farm there. This was a two day shoot and I got to meet some of the most heartwarming people. These farmers were from all over the world and had different goals for their respective farms. If you live in the area, you can buy these vegetables at the Holt Farmer’s Market.