Gardening for the Poor

Would you garden for the poor?

Sounds noble.

What if the poor were living in a government housing apartment within sight of the garden and you could see that they were refusing to plow, plant, weed and harvest? Would you then work for them?

Below is a list of projects like this. They claim to teach independence and skills. That is good, if it works. Reports of the indigent participating are spotty, though.

http://articles.latimes.com/2008/aug/14/local/me-garden14

http://www.homelessgardenproject.org/

http://transitioncolorado.ning.com/events/boulder-homeless-shelter

http://urbanministrygarden.wordpress.com/2007/09/30/dry-fall-homeless-action-alice-watersslowfood-class-on-class/

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http://groups.ucanr.org/mbmg/Projects/Homeless_Garden.htm

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