Edgar Hicks has had a career over the years that he is passionate about. His résumé is long and extensive in rural agriculture, and even though he is officially retired, he is still very much involved in the agricultural community.

“I think I am the only African-American to manage a major rural grain co-op in the United States,” he said.

In 2010, when Transition Towns started growing into the hundreds in the UK, with another 250 worldwide, it felt like something was really happening. Like ‘the people’ might me about to start taking control of their town’s futures.


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