By Ephraim Smiley Special to Frost Illustrated I was born in Wilcox County, Ala., on a dusty road in a tiny shack where the blacktop ends. Miss Martha Kelsaw was my midwife and brought me into this world. I remember during , my childhood ,the yearly late-summer migrations ” home” to Coy, Ala. My parents […]
For decades, Ephraim Smiley has been the face of organic urban gardening in the area. Now Smiley said he has met his match and wants to introduce another “extreme gardener” to the community.
For decades, black farmers fought the United States Department of Agriculture over racial discrimination. The farmers, mostly in the south, lost crops, their farms and their homes.
Bishop George McCowan says the Bible points out two of the greatest resources possible for building the future: land and children. He said, unfortunately, those resources too often have gone underutilized, largely because a lack of knowledge about programs and projects that are available to help cultivate those two valuable resources.
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FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban Farmers and Maplewood School Garden Angels are scheduled to host a Community Recycling Event/Garage Sale/Southern Cuisine Sampler from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 18 at Lafayette Bait Store, 3511 S. Lafayette St.