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12/07/2011

Taja in December, 2011 Issue of House Beautiful, selected as one of 12 people to watch in 2012:

Taja Sevelle

The Optimist

UNLIKELY JOURNEY

A recording artist who got her start with Prince. Went to Detroit to cut an album for Sony, saw all the vacant, blighted lots, and a lightbulb went on: Plant gardens, grow food for the needy.

FROM GRASSROOTS TO GLOBAL

Put her singing career on the back burner and started Urban Farming, a nonprofit organization. Began with three gardens in 2005. Partnered with Kraft to build 65 community gardens in 21 cities, and with Coca-Cola in a rain-harvesting project. To date, more than 50,000 gardens are part of Urban Farming's global movement.

MISSION

Putting an end to hunger.

HER UNSHAKABLE BELIEF

That Urban Farming can grow to more than a million gardens in 2012: "We've already had miracles beyond what I could have conceived."

Produced by: David M. Murphy and Sabine Rothman.

Read the article here.


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