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Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures

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“Probably the most famous commercial heirloom is the Moon and Stars watermelon.”

By Amy Goldman
Bloomsbury Press
Published Oct. 27 2015

On two hundred acres in the Hudson Valley, Amy Goldman grows heirloom fruits and vegetables–an orchard full of apples, pears, and peaches; plots of squash, melons, cabbages, peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, and beets. The president of the New York Botanical Garden has called her “perhaps the world’s premier vegetable gardener.” It’s her life’s work, and she’s not only focused on the pleasures of cultivating the land and feeding her family–she’s also interested in preserving our agricultural heritage, beautiful and unique heirlooms that truly are organic treasures.

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From The University of San Francisco Community Garden To The Farm Stand

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“We hope the students educate and share their enthusiasm for real food with other people who maybe didn’t know that lunch could constitute anything except Dorito chips. It’s nutritious food, it’s affordable, in our case, it’s free.”

By Brian Healy
San Francisco Foghorn
November 19, 2015

Excerpt:

Tucked behind the Education Building sits the USF Community Garden, where squash, rhubarb, and many other natural favorites are nurtured for eventual consumption by the USF community. The responsibility of caring and harvesting the produce rests on students who are part of the Community Outreach class within the Urban Agriculture Department. The students have a vested interest in the vegetables’ upbringing, since they cook the meals that are showcased at the USF Farm Stand on Gleeson Plaza.

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Growing a Life – Teen Gardeners Harvest Food, Health, and Joy

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Forthcoming August, 2016

By Illène Pevec, Ph.D.
New Village Press
Forthcoming 09 August 2016

Part engaging conversation, part comprehensive fieldwork, Growing a Life demonstrates just how influential educational and community gardening programs can be for young teens. Follow author Illène Pevec as she travels from rural Colorado to inner city New York, agrarian New Mexico to Oakland, California, in order to study youth gardening and the benefits it contributes to at-risk teen lives. Extensive research, supplemented by beautifully candid interviews with students, illustrate the life altering physical and mental benefits that mentored gardening programs can provide.

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