Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Turn Urban Residents into Republican Farmers

Urban farming may be the answer to a significant portion of the blight problem. Abandoned lots could be transformed from eyesores into scenic displays of plants growing. The city could coordinate efforts with moving people on public assistance into employment by creating agricultural training and employment. Urban farmers could work with neighborhood volunteers in these civic improvements. The end result will be fresh food that could supplement nearby food banks.

Small lot farming likely will not be financially profitable. Yet, done properly, it can work wonders in turning around neighborhoods.


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