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jrd1964
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Urban Farming

Postby jrd1964 » 11 May 2018 02:31

The man, and the amazing, unlikely story that led to the formation of Bonton Farms

https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/ ... n-babcock/

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Re: Urban Farming

Postby jrd1964 » 11 May 2018 03:05

A few years ago, after years of losing seasons, and not having the funds to keep it up, Paul Quinn College decided the football program needed to go. But instead of letting the field go fallow, the college made the yard lines a memory by making a produce garden out of it. The on-campus farm became one part of a plan to give students hands-on business experience, while helping them with their tuition. Since then, Paul Quinn has gone beyond just growing green for themselves and their students. A farmer's market now operates on the campus, with the college partnering with a firm that operates 2 other area farmer's markets. The college's market has attracted local, as well as out of town vendors. Now, area residents can avail themselves of fresh food, including that which grows at Paul Quinn, despite the surrounding neighborhoods being considered 'food deserts'.

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Re: Urban Farming

Postby tamtagon » 11 May 2018 09:06

Paul Quinn College was almost gone. What a great come back.


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