In 2013, Seitu Ken Jones co-founded Frogtown Farm, a five-acre urban farm in a St. Paul city park. The farm was created with and for neighborhood residents and is a vibrant example of what urban gardening can look like. In 2014, he lead the organization of The Community Meal, one continuous dinner table stretching over a half-mile in St. Paul. The table was intended to highlight the power of sharing a meal in building a strong community. Jones is an artist at heart and this year is launching a new project, The Black Gate, devoted to promoting and preserving the work of African-American artists. You may have seen his art at the Greenline light rail in St. Paul and in Minneapolis at 38th and Chicago.
“I see the power of the museum of the streets,” Jones says. “Leave your community more beautiful than you found it.”