In March we had the privilege of hosting with Leons Kabongo, policy worker and leader of the Young Jupiter Market Garden. He shared his story and what has led him through a lifetime of food justice and advocacy work. This was a profound, vulnerable and inspirational event.

We hope that you watch the video and widely share Leons’ work, and if possible donate to Leons’ Go Fund Me Campaign

More About The Presenter:

Leons was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the capital. His childhood was spent in Goma, a small town in the eastern part of the country in the region of North Kivu. In 2013, Leons received a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a minor in business management from Shepherd University. Leons speak five languages. In 2016, after farming for a year and learning the conventional methods of agriculture, Leons graduated from West Virginia University, Davis college of agriculture and natural resources and design with a focus in Community Development, and took a job at Our Community Place a few years after, applying his knowledge of agriculture, farming, community and non-profit work with him.

To learn more about Leons visit the following links:

IG: congobongo9

More about the Jupiter Market Garden

Go Fund Me Campaign

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