Editor's Note: Standing up for justice runs in Courtney Oats' family. The 21-year old college student in Eupora, Mississippi is the great niece of Fannie Lou Hamer, and has been a community organizer since her teens.
When Coastal Women for Change first thought about doing a community garden, I was very skeptical. For one thing I have never grown anything before. For another, I have never grown anything before (lol). But once I thought about it in depth, I was on board with both feet in.