Better Urban Agriculture: Grow Dat Youth

Published on January 22nd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe


Urban Agriculture: Changing Lives with Grow Dat Youth

by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Urban Agriculture: Grow Dat Youth

You know that the rise urban agriculture has meant more local, healthy food in inner cities, but these urban farms are also changing kids’ lives.

An urban agriculture project in New Orleans – Grow Dat Youth – is a stellar example of how kids and teens are getting benefits beyond nutrition when they start growing their own food. Jeff McIntire Strasburg at our sister site Sustainablog shares the details and an excellent video on how Grow Dat Youth’s urban agriculture project is making a difference for kids in New Orleans.

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Urban Farming as Leadership Development: Grow Dat Youth Farm [Video] (via sustainablog)

As we’ve noted numerous times before, gardening creates benefits well beyond fresh, hyperlocal food. It can provide fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods with limited access to them. It can offer opportunities for physical activity to people who…

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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