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    Default Kids at risk, build a garden

    Some here may know I work in the Corrections end of teenagers...kids locked up.

    Due to over crowding, money, current correctional thinking, most are here for serious
    stuff...multiple felonies.

    Inner city kids are not exposed to fresh food much, if at all. So we built a garden. Many
    of these teens think tomatoes come from a tomato factory. We're working on that.

    The idea is to build it, plant it, tend it, harvest and cook it.
    Hans Hagman
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    Great work. Nuturing teaches compassion and compassion solves many, not all, personal problems.
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    Default Re: Kids at risk, build a garden

    great therapy, great teaching. i really have suspected for some time that our moving away from the land contributes greatly to our fracturing society.

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    Default Re: Kids at risk, build a garden

    You're a good man, Hans.

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    Default Re: Kids at risk, build a garden

    Working with at risk youth can be rewarding, or frustrating. Thanks to the Administration, the Harvest Kitchen Garden is a
    perk. Be good, get to garden, dig in the dirt.

    Full disclosure...I never had a green thumb. Talented folks guided me when I asked for help. I just listened. Good soil, compost,
    water make us look good.

    One note...the pictures show the girls working the garden. They really embraced the concept. Ask any day if they want to work
    in the dirt, They all want to. The boys, meh.
    Hans Hagman
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    The tomatoes are going,going......
    Hans Hagman
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    Default Re: Kids at risk, build a garden

    We've been grilling sourdough until charred/blackened spread with Ricotta/Blue/Brie take your pick, seed tomatoes and chop, salt, pepper, herbs and EVO. Mound over the toast and enjoy.
    Frank Beshears

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    BTW the peppers look tasty, my friends Mom brought seeds from Laos, they give me seedlings every Spring.
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    RIHans go to heaven three times. Outstanding work. It is so easy to agree or give a donation but YOU sir got off you duff and make others lives better. You will never pay for a drink in my presence.

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