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From Football to Veggies and Fruit

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Zucchini and Okra on the 50-Yard Line

By Julie Tam
NBCDFW.com
May 5, 2010

From football to cucumbers and okra, Paul Quinn College in southern Dallas has turned its former gridiron into an urban farm.

Just months after losing and then regaining its accreditation because of financial problems, Paul Quinn College is planting new seeds. The college is giving its students sustainable skills, teaching the basics of farming and the complexities of running a business that sells produce.

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Dirt on your suit never looked so good – The Urban Farming Movement

Public Forum on Urban Farming at The Commonwealth Club of California

Sarah Rich, a former editor at Dwell and the co-founder of the Foodprint Project, will be leading a discussion about urban farming at the Commonwealth Club on May 12, 2010. The event will feature panelists Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City, Jason Mark, the co-manager of Alemany Farm, Christopher Burley, founder of the Hayes Valley Farm and David Gavrich, founder of City Grazing. The event begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $20 ($7 for students).

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its more than 18,000 members for over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.

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