Planting Hope: Chloe’s Blog

Transferring the Plant — Transferring My Research to My Life

Posted on Jun 3, 2013

Transferring the Plant — Transferring My Research to My Life

This story is the three-week journey of an aspiring Heights High School senior and her mission to learn about urban farming and write about her experiences. Hello all! I just returned from a bike ride with my little brother where I saw a small group of kids (probably elementary or early middle school) at a fast food restaurant up the street from my house. Wyatt and I had biked up to the grocery store and it was scary what I had begun to notice. The items that so many people chose to purchase were calorie, sugar, sodium and fat loaded processed foods. Next to nothing was fresh food. Now do...

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Nurturing the Sprouting Plant — Doing My Research

Posted on Jun 3, 2013

Nurturing the Sprouting Plant — Doing My Research

This story is the three-week journey of an aspiring Heights High School senior and her mission to learn about urban farming and write about her experiences. It is 9:30 on Wednesday night. I have been working with the farm for just over a week now. The most surprising thing for me about my experiences on the farm is not so much what is being done there or who is there or anything like that. The most impactful moments for me occur once I leave the farm. They happen when I am driving around town, getting lunch or going for a walk with my German Shepherd, Casey. It is astonishing how much...

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Watering the Seed — Adjusting & Understanding

Posted on May 14, 2013

Watering the Seed — Adjusting & Understanding

This story is the three-week journey of an aspiring Heights High School senior and her mission to learn about urban farming and write about her experiences. Well Tuesday sure sprung up quicker than the muscles in my back would have liked! I was relieved to find myself transferring plants that morning rather than composting. I transferred quite a few plants and watered them. I used the soil from the worm composting, aka vermiculture, to transfer plants. There was just something about using the natural soil that was made right there on the farm. You knew exactly what was in it and exactly what...

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Planting the First Seed — My First Day

Posted on May 7, 2013

Planting the First Seed — My First Day

This story is the three-week journey of an aspiring Heights High School senior and her mission to learn about urban farming and write about her experiences. Monday morning: I woke up at 6:45, ate breakfast and got ready for the day as usual, except this day would be a bit different. It was my first day on the farm. I took my little brother, Wyatt, to school, grabbed a cup of coffee and went on my way. The drive there was quiet. I had turned the radio off, rolled the windows of my car down and listened to the early morning of a community other than my own. The quiet of the early morning has a...

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