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Jenga Mwendo

Jenga Mwendo is the founder of the Backyard Gardeners Network, whose mission is to sustain and strengthen the historically self-sufficient and deeply rooted community of the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, LA. Since 2007, Mwendo has worked to strengthen the Lower Ninth Ward community – organizing neighbors to revitalize and create gardens, planting trees, and developing support systems to encourage and support the culture of growing in the neighborhood. Jenga is a graduate of Tulane University (M.Arch ’16)