Justin and Dawn are going on sabbatical

While the plans have been in the works for several months, the results are finally in: Justin has been accepted for an internship position at Growing Power in Milwaukee, WI. Growing Power, as noted in this earlier post, is a nonprofit organization that is doing many things that we as Urban Harvest want to do. Their mission is as follows: Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.  Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.

The internship is an intensive 60 hours per week for 12 weeks, and includes work in all aspects of community food system development, urban agriculture, small farmer outreach, and youth development through innovative sustainable approaches. You can learn more about Growing Power and their mission at www.growingpower.org

Rest assured, however, that Urban Harvest will continue to flourish under Giri (Daniel Leiker’s) leadership where our focus for the summer will remain with edible landscape installation. In the fall, when the Leonards return from the Midwest we plan to start a new branch of Urban Harvest by installing one or more high tunnels for fall and winter CSA production. We will provide an update as that progresses.

Continue to check back with our blog because we will be updating it with all of the fantastic things that are bound to happen this summer. And thanks for your interest!


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