Designing legislation to serve the interests of an ag-tech industry trade group raises questions for many existing community farmers and advocates.
He says the garden is a place of serenity that transports him back to the plot where he grew greens, peppers and garlic with his family.
Classie Parker, aka The Canning Queen, turned a a small vacant lot on 121st Street into a fertile garden that now feeds her neighbors and her own food preservation fervor. When she’s not busy pruning, planting, or putting up peaches, she’s pushing a cart around town teaching anyone who asks how they can can, too.
With the support of city officials and the help of hardworking children, Mrs. Parsons transformed a one-acre garbage dump into 400 fertilized plots open to children of all classes and races.