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.