a good friend of mine helped start an urban farm as a project for a local nonprofit group that helps inner city kids... i have been lucky enough to see the many stages of progress as she turned it into a lush green edible kitchen garden where a dilapidated vacant lot once stood. what a glorious example of what "could be" smack dab in the middle of a crowded cement city, a place to grow real food, teach children how to farm and spend time out of our busy days relaxing among vegetables and flowers.
squash goes up the side of a strip mall, glorious!!
so a visit the other day was extra special since the chickens have been added to the mix
i have also become involved in a project... yep more and more projects! along similar ines...check it out and pledge if you can! this will be a great project for my camp fire groups (as saving the wetlands has probably become a tad boring to them) i am hoping if it is funded we can volunteer from the ground up. there is also a mulching station in the works on site, which i dont know a lot about but sounds interesting. if you're local, let me know if you want more info, especially parents/kids as i can mix you in with my camp fire kids. :)