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Mayor Manny Diaz at Roots In The City Urban Farm in Overtown



Mayor Manny Diaz is like the Bill Clinton of Miami, people just like the guy. Well, maybe not everybody, but here he is at the Roots in the City urban farm in Overtown (NW Third Avenue and Ninth Street, Miami) talking collard greens with South Florida historian Marvin Dunn, who is in charge of the project.

We took the opportunity to ask Mayor Diaz what his favorite vegetable is, when the last time he had collards was, and if he would eat the ones grown in the garden. He said yes and Marvin promised to send a cooked batch over to his office.

The mayor and others were at the farm for a press conference to announce a pilot project taking waste material from local restaurants, mixing it with other bio matter, and creating compost using an in-vessel aerobic composter, a method that speeds compost production.

Here are some pictures from Overtown's Roots In The City garden and urban farm.

Mayor Diaz lookin like he's dealing with some bullshit. I turned the jar before shooting this so you could see the label.
Mayor Diaz lookin like he's dealing with some bullshit. I turned the jar before shooting this so you could see the label.
Jacob Katel
Maggie Ponce - Volunteer Farmer.
Maggie Ponce - Volunteer Farmer.

Brinkman Young - Volunteer Farmer.
Brinkman Young - Volunteer Farmer.

Miami going green.
Miami going green.

Collard greens growing on NW 3rd Ave and 9th street with historic Mount Zion Baptist Church in the background.
Collard greens growing on NW 3rd Ave and 9th street with historic Mount Zion Baptist Church in the background.

Folks involved with compost pilot project.
Folks involved with compost pilot project.

Diaz touring the garden.
Diaz touring the garden.

Marvin Dunn surveys the land.
Marvin Dunn surveys the land.

Local organic farming experts.
Local organic farming experts.

Making it happen.
Making it happen.



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