It can be done anywhere!!
I visited a new market in Atlanta last February. and they sent me to an urban farm, 4 acres of space within view of the downtown high rises. I’ve stayed in contact with them and today they shared a link to a wonderful TED clip I think may excite you with all the potential amazing good it can do.
Invited to speak at a TED conference in Manhattan, teacher Stephen Ritz presents how his school in the South Bronx performed what is in many ways a modern miracle.
If they can do that in the South Bronx, can we do it in the coalfields towns? The poor neighborhoods of Huntington and Charleston? The small towns in this state where the kids think carrots are from the plastic bag in the grocery store?
Can we get our kids to learn like this? Can we teach them?
By the way, TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.