Chanowk Yisrael, founder of the Yisrael Family Urban Farm, is an husbandman and community activist. Born and raised in Sacramento, he traveled across the country for 10 years on the dime of corporate America before deciding to trade in his frequent flyer miles for seeds and soil. Chanowk’s parents are both cancer survivors and these events prompted Chanowk to break the cycle of poor eating habits that typically plague the Black community and transition himself and his family to a plant-based diet. It is here that The Yisrael Family Urban Farm was born. The Yisrael Family Urban Farm is transforming the hood for good, using urban agriculture as a tool to engage, employ, and empower communities. This is done through primarily through agriculture, edible education, and youth mentorship.