Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011: Multi-Ethnic Churches Move Together in Faith and Health With "Just Gardens"

The multi-ethnic churches call it "Moving Together in Faith and Health." Grow healthy food on site, educate about healthy living and change the health patterns of your congregation. Add a federal grant, an engaged School of Nursing and county health department and last, but not least, a non-profit called the "Just Garden Project" and you have all the ingredients you need for one of Seattle’s newest urban garden projects. Green Acre Radio takes us there in the final chapter of a four part series on growing food in the city.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011: Job Training for Homeless and 'At Risk' Youth Growing Food in the City

Not to be left out of the urban farm movement, teens and youth are taking a chance. They're taking to it - well, like tomatoes that have finally found the sun. Seattle Youth Garden Works is a green jobs training farm-to-market program designed specifically for homeless and at risk youth. Martha Baskin takes us there in part three of a four part series on the burgeoning quest to grow food in the city.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 5, 2011: "Unpaving Paradise": Edible P-Patches Where Once a Parking Lot Grew

In this second of a three part series on farming in the city, Martha Baskin, takes us to "Unpaving Paradise." Words ring a bell? They’re a play on the opening lyrics from the Joni Mitchell song, "Big Yellow Taxi." In this case, "Unpaving Paradise" is the name of a p-patch chosen by community organizers on Capital Hill after they succeeded in building an urban garden where once there was a parking lot.

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