IATP Food and Community Fellow Jenga Mwendo was recently featured in the Perennial Plate's Episode 57: "Lord, Lord, Lord," all about New Orleans residents who came back to the city after the storm to rebuild their food systems and communities. Mwendo is the founder of Backyard Gardener’s Network,
which works to sustain and strengthen the Lower Ninth Ward community
and revitalize its neighborhood through urban agriculture.
The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating. The episodes follow the culinary, agricultural and hunting explorations of chef and activist, Daniel Klein. Season One took place over a calendar year in Minnesota where very Monday for 52 weeks, Klein and cameragirl Mirra Fine released short films about good food. In Season Two, Klein will be traveling across America, taking the viewer on a journey to appreciate and understand where good food comes from and how to enjoy it.