Julius Kolawole - Director and Cofounder of the African Alliance of Rhode Island (AARI). He is responsible for the operation of AARI's core programs: Food-Art-Culture-Health. He established urban community garden for AARI in 2009 and currently runs six urban gardens in South Providence. For the past eight years, Julius continue to lead the AARI Urban gardening, specializing in growing, selling and making value-added products from African vegetables grown in South Providence. Since 2012, he led eight of the growers to selling their produce at Armory Farmer's Market in West-End of Providence and Winter Farmer's Market in Pawtucket. In 2015, he introduced to the community residents a very successful “grow your own food” initiative and the value-added products- Carrot/apple jam and Relish made from garden egg. He advocates and promote community vitality by engaging different culture at the farmer's market, cooking demonstration, Food as Medicine, African oral food stories and proverbs.