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Harry Connick Jr. talks community gardens with Chicago garden leader

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Harry Connick Jr. talks to South Side resident Natasha Nicholes about her community garden. Sept. 19, 2016.

By Tracy SwartzContact
Chicago Tribune
Sept 19, 2016

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Singer-turned-actor Harry Connick Jr. can add “community gardener” to his resume.

The daytime show host visited a community garden on Union Avenue in West Pullman and took over the duties for garden founder Natasha Nicholes for a day. The segment, which was filmed in May, is set to air Monday on Connick’s new show “Harry.”

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A High School Urban Agriculture Program in Richmond, California

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Adam Boisvert, co-instructor of the Urban Agriculture Institute, waters carrots in one of the class’s 57 raised beds. Photo by Reis Thebault.

“They’re working really hard to make positive changes in the community,” he said. “That is the essence of the class: how you can take care of yourself—even in an urban area.”

By Reis Thebault
Richmond Confidential
September 13, 2016

Excerpt:

The class began as an after school program seven years ago but quickly became popular with the administration, said Richmond High School Principal José De León. At the time, it was part of a local push to begin community gardens in schools. Now, he said, Richmond High’s program is unique because it’s part of the school’s curriculum.

As an elective, the class is up against the likes of yearbook, dance and film, but De León said the course fills up every year—a sign that it’s popular among students.

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