Inez Aldridge lives in Stockton, California with her husband Almus. She worked in telecommunications and health care prior to retiring in 2014. She then joined a local community garden in Boggs Tract where she started to grow her own food in a 20 by 20- foot plot. After just a few months she developed a real passion for growing healthy, nutritious food. In 2015 a group of 12 members of the Boggs Tract Community Farm put on an event to honor the legacy of Black Farmers in America. That event kicked off the start of Black Urban Farmers Association (BUFA). The group started to farm on a small ¼ acre plot of land in French Camp specializing in greens and crops specific to the African American culture and southern cuisine. In 2016 BUFA signed a grow contract with Puentes/Boggs Tract Community Farm to grow food for their existing CSA. Inez is one of 5 partners farming at the Boggs Tract site and expanding to market our produce to local restaurants, neighborhood stores, community centers and churches.