College preparation, an array of extracurricular activities, endless educational tools and a positive environment are all important facets of the Gary Comer Youth Center. A safe haven which caters prominently to the Chicago’s south side, the attending youth have access to supportive teachers, agricultural opportunities and healthy food. Equipped with a farm and rooftop garden, the agricultural practices soar to the top of the list, as the youth plant, maintain and harvest all produce. A source of inspiration and motivation, the youth absorb the importance of healthy food and a healthy lifestyle.
This post is from one of the interns in the Real Time Farms Food Warrior Internship Program. These interns are collecting data, pictures, and video on the growing practices of our nation’s farms, gathering food artisans’ stories, and documenting farmers markets. We all deserve to know where our food comes from! Boring legalese we feel we must include: this was written by a real live person who has their own opinions, which we value, but that do not necessary reflect, though they may (or may not), reflect the values and opinions of Real Time Farms. That is for you to guess and us to know.
What a fantastic program! And what an outstanding video–you really captured the essence of this program! So great to hear about the organic practices and the focus on an introduction to healthy eating. Hope to see more of your coverage…