Who We Are

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Queen Hawa
Lassanah

Founder and Managing Director

Hawa's life mission has been to gain a wide breadth of education, knowledge, and experience about the world and its innovations in order to share it with her community.

 

It began with her Arts Advocacy mission through Discerning Eye Foundation for the Arts and Education in 2010, and expanded to curating gallery and community space at Discerning Eye Center for the Arts. Informed by her spiritual studies, Hawa branched out from the Arts to serve her community. Focused on the 8 aspects of Wellness, Hawa created the next iteration of her brand, Yoga For All, guiding communities towards healthy living and functional, intentional movement therapy. 

The latest iteration of her mission of building up communities is Discerning Eye Community Agriculture™ (DECA).

 

As the founder of this umbrella organization comprised of a value added food brand (DECA City Provisions), a community farming initiative (Backyard Farming Coop), and Urban farm operations (DECA City Farms), her intention is to create inclusive structures to help enable her peers and fellow citizens into lives of Leadership and to facilitate Agency of their own possibilities, encouraging overall wellness for the individual as well as sustainable communities focusing on food justice and environmental stewardship.

 

Her current interests stem from the recognition that 'green space' is a privilege in urban environments. The inquiry that has resulted is "how can we make the benefits of gardening accessible for those with limited access?" Aquaponics and Hydroponics, Vertical Gardening and Utility independence are the topics currently fueling her passion.