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In The Garden

Spring Bulbs and The Green Youth Farm

In our first newsletter and blog entry last year we talked about fall bulb planting.  Well….here is the beautiful result from this spring!

I recently became aware of The Green Youth Farm, a program created and managed by the Chicago Botanic Garden , which provides fantastic learning experiences for lucky high school kids in Chicago and Waukegan each summer.  Students work every week from June through September in one of three gardens under the supervision of a farm manager.  They learn to grow, harvest, and sell vegetables and herbs.  They learn bee keeping.  They take part in seminars on biodiversity in farming and soil management.  They learn to cook with fresh ingredients and share their recipes.  And, they earn a salary for their work every summer.  The money earned by selling their produce at local farmer’s markets is then pumped back into the program so that it can grow every year.  How much fun is this!

June 17, 2013 by Jessie Davidson

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