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An Urban Farm Feeds Local Neighborhood With Help from Disabled (video)

Posted: 08/02/2012 5:40 pm

Tim Donovan, who calls himself "a farmer and maker," leads the agriculture team at Project Grow, a program of Port City Development Center, an arts and farming organization that works with adults with disabilities. The project brings together people active in the arts, farming and community organizing and has grown from one small plot of about an eighth of an acre to four plots covering more than an acre and a half.

With an original mission to provide employment and fair wages for developmentally disabled adults, they grow food for their CSA members and local restaurants too. "Customers buy from Project Grow not because it's a charity but because it's good food," Donovan says.

Originally posted on Food.Farmer.Earth

 

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