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posted 07/26/18

James Causey's Work

Since my "Cultivating a Community" project on the garden was published in 2018, "We Got This" has grown tremendously.
More than half the children in Milwaukee's troubled 53206 ZIP code are living in poverty. It's an area where unemployment is widespread and others are trapped in low-wage jobs.
James Causey returned to his old neighborhood in Milwaukee to take a sustained look at how young people are impacted by trauma, and how a community garden is trying to buffer against that damage.