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