Thursday, May 13, 2010

May 13, 2010: Care for a Job With That Locally Grown Bok Choy?

Green jobs and growing local food are usually served as separate items on today’s sustainability menu. A new urban farm hopes to offer both as entrees for the new green green economy. The farm, Ground Up Yesler, is on the site of Yesler Terrace, a culturally diverse housing project on First Hill. Their non-profit partner is Creatives For Community or C4C. C4C was inspired in part by Will Allen, a nationally respected urban farm leader and Van Jones, a leader in creating green jobs for all. Martha Baskin has our story.

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1 comment:

Urban A&T: Seattle said...

I love this piece, however I have to say that I want to be correct in saying that it is not 17,000 acres of land in Chicago being activated, it is 17 acres being activated in partnership with Growing Power and various city agencies and organizations. I want to be quoted correctly and I wanna keep my word as truth. Thanks again for the piece, it is great!