Edgerton students are growing food and a better world

Young people addressing hunger in their community
Edgerton students are growing food and a better world

There’s no question that some of the vitality and sustainability of the Slow Food movement is attributable to the energy and support of young people. Beyond farmers and chefs and home cooks and eaters, a great many young people have embraced the idea of good, clean, fair food.

And one of the most exciting outgrowths of that embrace is the notion that healthy food should be available to all.

Students at the Edgerton Alternative School have undertaken a truly inspirational project to address hunger in their community. These students are planting three large plots in Edgerton’s Community Garden with plans to donate all produce grown to the Edgerton Food Pantry.

Says one student, “Everyone in our community should have access to healthy, fresh produce.” Says another,” We may not be able to control everything that happens in the world around us, but we can make our community more resilient and secure by helping re-build the local food system.” Says us – congratulations you outstanding young people.

You’re making the world a better place.