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Big Tex-Urban Farms Farm on grounds of State Fair of Texas helps feed homeless
KRIS-TV ^ | August 11, 2017 | The Associated Press

Posted on 08/11/2017 12:56:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

DALLAS (AP) - Drew Demler is digging in a box of dirt in the middle of Fair Park.

The Dallas Morning News reports he is harvesting potatoes - big, small, misshapen, one that even looks like a snowman - in a hotter-than-deep-fried parking lot just outside the Cotton Bowl.

"I think potatoes and onions are two of the most important crops that we grow," Demler, farm manager at Big Tex Urban Farms , says as he uses his bare hands to search for the tubers. "They're hearty and prolific, and their storage life is long."(continued)

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Gardening
KEYWORDS: food; homeless; texas

1 posted on 08/11/2017 12:56:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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The inputs for most of these "urban/community farms" usually exceed the output gleaned. They are just not efficient.

Most of the cost is administrative. They have to have some government bureaucracy administer them. Otherwise, there's no interest.

2 posted on 08/11/2017 1:06:27 PM PDT by fwdude (Democrats have not been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.)
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I live where everyone grows and/or barters for their own veggies-and eggs and chicken when available-so I just have to wonder what would happen if the bureaucracy just got out of the urban farm business and charities like church groups taught the “homeless” to plant, care for and harvest the crops-thereby feeding themselves and doing something useful. I guess that would just be too logical and make too much sense...

3 posted on 08/11/2017 1:35:53 PM PDT by Texan5 (`"You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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