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FAMU launches Lola Hampton-Frank Pinder Center for Agroecology

by Atlanta Business Journal

The college of love and charity recently reunited two lovebirds with their favorite classroom, the Florida A&M University Community Garden.

Known for their work in sustainable agricultural practices, the Smarter by Nature urban farming couple Angelique Taylor and David “Kip” Ritchey are modern trailblazers when it comes to facilitating the relationship between “people and the environment.”

Taylor and Ritchey met when they were both students at FAMU during a 2014 trip with their FAMU peers to the People’s Climate March in New York City, a movement to advocate for global action against climate change. 

The couple dedicated their efforts to continue to push for sustainable agriculture, advocate for action against climate change, and address the food desert on Tallahassee’s south side.

After the 2014 movement, the couple united 15 other FAMU students to begin land stewarding on their student plots at the university’s community garden lining Orange Avenue, south of campus. The local farmers were able to take lessons from their classrooms along with their personal passions and put them into practice.

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