Saturday, July 7, 2012

Teens farming in Milwaukee

This is an article my cousin sent me about an urban gardening program in Milwaukee.  Teens tend a garden plot all summer, and maintain relationships with market clients.  They also write about their experience and talk about larger issues in the food system.  A few years ago I coordinated an urban teen garden in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood in Chicago.  Coincidentally, it was in the summer of 2005, I believe Chicago's hottest, driest summer until this present one.  I aspired to have my program work something like the one profiled in this article.  I didn't do a very good job at it, but it's nice to see that other people are.

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