We will discussing her new book, music career, working with Prince and her philantropic side. Urban Farming
Taja Sevelle founded Urban Farming, a 501c3 in 2004-2005 with the mission to “Create an Abundance of Food for All in Our Generation.” The organization began by planting 3 community gardens of free food in Detroit. There are now over 65,500 gardens in 61 countries around the world that are a part of the Urban Farming Global Food Chain®.
BIO – A Minneapolis native, Taja Sevelle was accepted into the Berklee College of Music in the same week that she was offered a record deal from the legendary, Prince. The first song she wrote, Love is Contagious became a charted Billboardhit in America, reaching Top 7 in Europe. Taja has written songs with renowned writers around the world including, Burt Bacharach, Thom Bell, Prince and Nile Rodgers. She has singing and songwriting credits on over 3.5 million CDs sold. Subsequent to her deal with Prince, after a bidding war with 9 major record labels, Taja signed a deal with Sony 550, and released her third CD, Toys of Vanity. In 2017, Taja’s song, Little Diva, reached Top 30 on the U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Charts.
The work of Urban Farmingignited a global movement and has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, CNN, NPR National, the BBC, Fox National, USA Today, The New York Times and over 30,000 other media outlets.
Urban Farming has also garnered support from several celebrities, including Prince, who donated a portion of his perfume sales to Urban Farming, performed a benefit concert for the organization in New York, and generously donated each year to the cause. Other notable celebrity supporters include: Rapper/Actor T.I., Comedian/Actor Richard Lewis and his wife, Zac Brown Band, Keke Palmer, and Ed Begley Jr., among others.