Touch the Soil News #865 (Feature photo – CCA SA 3.0 Unported)
The South Dallas area of Dallas, Texas is known for its poverty and lack of access to healthy food. It is considered one of the largest food deserts in the U.S. Folks in the South Dallas area are trying to lift themselves up by the bootstraps through an urban farming initiative.
Called the Seedling Farm, here is how it works:
- Meet with a seedling farm manager to discuss your situation and resources.
- Select the best types of plants for your project.
- The selected seeds will be started at the seedling farm until they are ready to replant.
- You pick up the plants and the MLK Center for a low cost and then take them home to plant.
The Seedling Farm wants to produce 20,000 young plants each year.
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