March 21, 2018

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 3/8/2018

"When you buy a cheap tomato in a supermarket, it’s cheap for a reason."

-- Caroline Chomanics, program manager at Fleet Farming

At 4 years old, Ka’Zariah White likes to get her hands dirty. On a balmy winter’s morning, she gleefully plunges them into the soil of a community garden near her Parramore Head Start classroom, forming a tiny mound and shoving a seed inside.

“I planted a pumpkin!” she announces.

With sun, water, a little tending and luck, the seed will indeed take root and flourish, teaching Ka’Zariah and her young classmates about food, healthy eating and nurturing the earth.

It’s a new initiative by Fleet Farming, an urban agriculture program of the Orlando-based nonprofit IDEAS For Us — the same group that made national headlines for turning suburban yards in Audubon Park into hyper-local organic food producers.

Read more at the Orlando Sentinel.

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