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Growing Food Instead of Gangs in California

I thought I'd share an uplifting article that came through the internets this week. Creative, thoughtful, caring people have come up with an alternative to gang membership that benefits youth and the surrounding community by getting at-risk youth into agriculture.

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Comment by terica luxton on January 10, 2012 at 9:01pm

sweet thanks for sharing

Comment by Caroline L. Nunn on November 21, 2011 at 2:46pm

California gets things right once in a while.  Good food and healthy youths!! It doesn't get much better than that!  Thanks for the info Ted. 

Comment by Denise Janssen Eager on November 21, 2011 at 2:10pm

This is a great way for kids to be part of a meaningful community while being actively involved with peace instead of violence.  I hope other communities take note.  Thank you for posting it.

In solidarity of peace,


Comment by Patricia Simon on November 21, 2011 at 9:24am

Thanks for bringing attention to this transforming work! Jimenez's  peacebuilding program with youth should be headlined in newspapers,  nationally,  and could become one of the many domestic projects coordinated by a U.S. Department of Peace!

Comment by Wendy Greene on November 20, 2011 at 9:31pm

So many good people doing good work. Thanks for the reminder!

Comment by Sarah Preston Tiers on November 20, 2011 at 7:58pm

A most creative solution. The child in the picture looks happy about what he is doing; hopefully many others will prefer that to gangs, violence and detention. Would also be a great work for those in detention, rather than sitting around. Peace and Love, Sarah Preston Tiers

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