Duron Chavis is a Richmond entrepreneur and activist. In 2009 Chavis launched the Richmond Noir Market, a farmer’s market targeting low income communities located in what the USDA has designated as food deserts in Richmond Virginia. In 2012 Duron led the development of the McDonough Community Garden, an urban agriculture project that promotes sustainable food growing, horticultural therapy and environmental stewardship.
In this episode Duron talks about his fathers criminal life in the Richmond community and how it inspired and guided him to seek his current path.
Photo by Scott Elmquist