Comments On - 5 Urban Farming Lessons

Funny, the title says Five Urban Farming Lessons and yet there are only four listed. Guess that fifth lesson hasn't been figured out yet.
Sarah, Marathon, ON
Posted: 8/12/2014 1:59:22 PM
Good to hear about your experience with #3, Dante! (I'm near Boston, too.) I think that most plants that go home with kids don't last long, so the idea of keeping them at school is more educational - good idea there!
Jean, Framingham, MA
Posted: 2/15/2014 12:35:57 PM
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 8/5/2013 7:46:35 AM
Lesson No. 3 have some special interest to my family. I am a scoutmaster & one of my sons' Eagle project (in March of 1996) was a raised bed for a neighborhood public elementary school. The kindergarten teacher who approved the project on behalf of the school used it for her & other teachers' pupils as some sort of a "science lab" by planting the seeds (usually beans) the kids started in the classroom (to see how plants develop) then planted in the raised to let it continue to grow. Whereas, before the plants were sent home after it sprouted, this time the kids plant it in the raised, and they each watch their own plant continue growing.

(By the way, one of the approving teacher's pupils was my other son.)
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 6/15/2013 6:57:06 PM
Good to know
Jeremy, Le Mars, IA
Posted: 2/1/2013 2:34:31 PM
Good points.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 1/5/2013 5:58:49 PM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 9/6/2012 7:33:59 AM
Terrific ideas here. Trust is sometimes hard when you work hard all season and just before harvest vandals destroy your work. But since the best parts of the community gardening concept don't come from the food itself, all isn't lost.

We are working to establish two community gardens in my neighborhood. It's tough, everybody seems to have a "What's in it for me?" attitude. But some things are changing and more people are helping.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 12/20/2011 7:53:00 AM
Just wanted to give you a quick update. We have donated 628 pounds of fresh produce, and provided a donated value of $3,140 in 2011 so far. And we still don't have location security. Thank you once again, Rashid, for your sage advice. A lot of families have been given access to fresh, local, organic produce because of you.
Pattie, Dunwoody, GA
Posted: 6/30/2011 5:00:32 PM
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