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Yonnette Fleming

Urban Farmer & Social Change Catalyst; Founder, Hattie Carthan Herban Farm & Markets


Yonnette Fleming is an urban food justice farmer and lifelong musician who is committed to advancing systems of knowledge which build healthy individuals, families and communities and provide community solutions to the issue of food insecurity, health disparities and social inequities. Fleming has worked to grow food and advance community resilience to food insecurity through intergenerational education and operating food-based ventures in the Central Brooklyn community since 2003. Fleming’s approach reflects the unique needs of the Hattie Carthan community garden’s aging population and the need to advance bold, educated leadership in order to address equity, inclusion and resilience in the food system. Fleming serves as project catalyst/Vice President of the Hattie Carthan community garden and general coordinator of the Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and its two community-based markets. Fleming also teaches the Food Justice course for Farm School NYC and serves on Farm School’s advisory board.