Howard in the asparagus patch of a community garden. Detroit.
I grew up right here, in the Empowerment Zone. Everybody just calls it The Zone. I worked for the Big Three —Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler— and got kicked to the curb by every one of them. I started volunteering at a soup kitchen in the neighborhood, and at some point we just decided that if we were going to be feeding people we should be feeding them good, healthy food. I now work in the gardens, and everything we grow is certified organic. If people have dignity and health, they’ve always got a chance.