Tag: farming

Meet extreme gardener Willie Richardson and family

Meet extreme gardener Willie Richardson and family

| December 4, 2013

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.

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Black farmers finally collect $1.2 billion in Pigford II discrimination case

Black farmers finally collect $1.2 billion in Pigford II discrimination case

| November 2, 2013

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.

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Video: Interviews with Fort Wayne Urban Farmers

Video: Interviews with Fort Wayne Urban Farmers

| August 20, 2013

Video interviews by Michael Patterson
• Brothers and Garden Angels Austin and Alex Esslinger
• Youth volunteer Aiden Esslinger
• Sarah Bercot of Foods Not Bombs
• Garden Angel Trent Banks

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Fort Wayne Urban Farmers propose innercity 4H

Fort Wayne Urban Farmers propose innercity 4H

| August 15, 2013

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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Photos: Fort Wayne Urban Farmers

Photos: Fort Wayne Urban Farmers

| August 15, 2013

Click here to read the full story, from the Aug. 14 print edition.

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Sample fresh vegetables, classic southern cuisine at May 18 event

| May 16, 2013

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.

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