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#1 Jun 13, 2008
Urban folks find farming a tough row to hoe
A new farming venture aimed at providing organic produce to residents of Seattle's Central Area and other urban neighborhoods needs help saving its first crop.
By Sara Jean Green
Seattle Times staff reporter
The Rev. Robert Jeffrey Sr. is a self-described city boy who admits he had some romantic ideas about farming — that is, until he got his hands dirty and realized how many things can go wrong when launching a small agribusiness.
Earlier this year, Jeffrey helped develop a vision: start a farm and bring affordable, organic produce to the poorest families in Seattle's urban core......
***Volunteers are needed to help get thousands of peas, greens and other vegetables into the ground. A caravan will be leaving New Hope Baptist Church, located at 116 21st Ave. in Seattle, at 9 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are also welcome to meet at the property in Kent, located on 72nd Avenue South, two blocks north of South 212th Street. For more information, call 206-323-4 2 1 2 or 206-3 2 4-3 1 1 4.***
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