Justified Nature celebrates 12th episode in Addis Ababa!

Erica Licht founded Justified Nature in Lagos, Nigeria in 2012

Erica Licht founded Justified Nature in Lagos, Nigeria in 2012

Justified Nature celebrated its 12th episode here in Addis Ababa, yesterday. The show, launched in 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria, focuses on bridging justice and environmentalism through a lens of leadership and dialogue. Every show features a related guest and music from at least three countries/regions/genres.

Check out an article about the show on the Center for Creative Leadership’s Lead Beyond Blog from March 2014 HERE

This week’s show featured an interview with Dr. Million Belay, Founding Director of MELCA Ethiopa and Coordinator of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa; as well as music from South Africa, Jamaica, the US, and Cote d’Ivoire.


Listen in to Justified Nature every Monday at 3-4pm Ethiopia Time or 8am EST.
Ways to listen:
LIVE via radio – 105.3 Afro FM
Live Stream – www.afro105fm.com
Via the TuneIn Application or TuneIn Website “Afro FM Page”

And if you are in Ethiopia, be sure to text your comments and questions in to *8444!


edible MANHATTAN: Growing New Lives – Rikers Island

Growing New Lives

First published in the July-August 2013 edition of Edible Manhattan

| July 4, 2013 | By  | Photographs by Lindsay Morris


A gardening program on the largest penal colony in the world.

On an island in the East River not far from LaGuardia, down a dirt trail leading to a shed, past a table strewn with plant cuttings, a doorway opens out onto a glass greenhouse. In the gentle humidity of teeming plant life, long tables are topped with tray after black-plastic tray of thriving seedlings—tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, string beans, thyme, basil, rosemary—and their self-declared caregiver, Wayne.

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