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Grooming the Next Generation of Farmers – February 12, 2018

Urban ag groups are engaging youth to build sustainable community food systems in New York State

Many urban centers in Upstate and Western New York have a stronger reputation for blight and struggling post-industrial economies than for innovation and vibrant food production. However, two organizations  — VINES and the Massachusetts Avenue Project — are looking to change that, capitalizing on vacant urban spaces to build sustainable community food systems and train tomorrow’s young farmers and environmentalists.

photo of youth farmingPhoto by Kevin Brouillard High school studnets harvest the last peppers of the season at the Massachusetts Avenue Project's urban farm in New York state.

Urban farming has been increasingly gaining attention for its trendy aesthetic and as… more

by: Kevin Brouillard

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