Born and raised in New York, Karen Washington is dedicating her time to bringing fresh food to cities. Washington worked to start a community garden right next to her house. What was once an empty lot, full of trash is now called The Garden of Happiness. She is working with multiple community groups to reach as many people as she can. Washington’s mission is for everyone to have fresh food, especially those who have lacked access before. Washington is determined to encourage communities to enable people of color to farmers markets, community gardens, and fresh food.