26 Aug '11, 2pm

Here's a Portland project that enables kids to actually get paid to farm:

This week's installment finds us in Portland, Ore., where I really wanted to make a Portlandia -inspired episode. It didn't quite happen, but there were plenty of moments that reminded us of the show -- like getting free valet parking because we were driving a hybrid. We also decided to visit an ultra-practical and amazing farm project called Janus Food Works , where we found young people from Portland getting paid to farm (it's about time) and selling the produce they'd grown. After filming with the kids, we created a meal with their crop for the Plate and Pitchfork farm dinner series. We felt it only fair to invite the kids to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Check out the video to see these young farmers in action:

Full article: http://www.grist.org/locavore/2011-08-26-teen-acres-video

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