Rev. Richard Joyner has been named a 2015 Top 10 CNN Hero. In 2007, Rev. Joyner established the Conetoe Family Life Center, whose mission is to improve the health of the youth and community by increasing access to healthy foods, increasing physical activities and providing access to health services. The nonprofit manages more than 20 plots of land, including one 25-acre site. More than 80 young people help Joyner plan, plant and harvest nearly 50,000 pounds of fresh food a year.
Learn more about this creative way land access can lead to economic opportunities and improved health in communities.