Stephen O’Leary- I’m a City Slicker Farmer

The mission of GEOMEO is to inspire teens and young adults to Explore, Celebrate and Share our natural and human world. They are using The 5 Points of Geography to guide us through the exploration.

How can one acre of land, a mere 200 feet by 200 feet, provide a full year’s supply of fresh and affordable fruits, vegetables and herbs to 100 people? Sounds too good to be true? Well it is not that difficult. Your grandparents did it and a new generation of urban farmers are doing it. Here’s how.

Yesterday
Back in the mid 1940s our grandparents planted and cared for over 20 million Victory Gardens that produced about 30% of all the vegetables consumed in the country. They were a secure and vital source of nutritious food during that challenging period.

Today
In many cities around the country groups are forming to plant and care for new gardens that provide fresh, affordable and safe food for urban communities. In March, First Lady Michelle Obama and young volunteers broke ground on the White House Kitchen Garden.

Keep reading Stephen’s full post on GEOMEO’s blog!
http://blog.geomeo.org/2009/11/18/theme–im-a-city-slicker-farmer.aspx

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