Chester youth shine at urban farming conference (Chester Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
December 5th, 2019

From the Delaware County Daily Times:

The Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm wound down its fall selling season by sending its new youth contingent to the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s “It Takes a Region” conference in Jersey City, N.J.

Four city students who worked the farm during the summer - Ah’maj Jackson, Joseph “Joe Joe” Dukes, Khi’Jhane Hall and Jasmine Young – learned about urban farming practices and connected with other youth farmers during the three-day conference.


The Bennett Farm, located in Chester Housing Authority’s Ruth L. Bennett Homes, has been in operation for roughly one decade. Initially formed as a community gardening project, it has evolved into a 2-acre community farm with weekly Thursday sale hours from June through October. The fall 2019 season concluded Tuesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Read  the Delaware County Daily Times' article "Chester youth shine at urban farming conference," featuring the Chester Housing Authority.

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