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Seattle Gardening Program Pairs East-African Seniors With At-Risk Youths

By Simone Alicea
KPLU 88.5 FM

Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands is the focus of this radio story on KPLU (article and photos).

On an eight-acre farm in the middle of Seattle, farmers shovel a mountain of compost as sounds of Somali, Amharic, Oromo and English sail over rakes and wheelbarrows.

About a dozen East-African seniors work alongside at-risk youth at the city’s largest urban farm in Rainier Beach. Seattle Tilth, an environmental nonprofit group, runs the program that pairs up the immigrant elders of the East African Senior Farming Project with the homeless and underserved participants of the Youth GardenWorks program. The two groups began working together on a weekly basis earlier this summer.

Read the full story with beautiful photos or listen to it on the link below.

http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-gardening-program-pairs-east-african-seniors-risk-youths

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