ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - You've probably heard the name Farmer Fredo.
He's the executive director of Flint River Fresh, an organization that works to increase access to fresh, local and affordable food.
Farmer Fredo said his contributions to agriculture are rooted in the long history of African-American farmers.
Black farmers, Fredo pointed out, often face a dual stigma of slavery and self-determination.
Through farming, African-Americans took ownership and created their own identities.
Fredo said farmers sharing techniques and feeding communities is something he does every day.
Flint River Fresh also helps create community gardens across Dougherty County.