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2022 Community Wellness Leader

Christa Barfield

Barfield went from a career in health care to fighting local food insecurity through FarmerJawn, her urban farming org that hosts community greenery workshops and a CSA to increase access to organic produce for Philly’s most underserved communities. This year, Barfield launched an educational nonprofit to train future farmers and opened a garden center in Mount Airy so neighbors can plant fruits and veggies in their own backyards.