Farmers and Gardeners

306, 2012

Community gardens giving back

By |June 3rd, 2012|Farmers and Gardeners|0 Comments

DOTHAN, Ala. –For years, Michael Jackson has worked as an advocate for preventing childhood obesity, serving on a task force and pushing physical education in schools.And after years of pushing and advocating with policy-makers and politicians, he was frustrated.“I felt that I needed to do something on the ground,” Jackson said. “Something the community could […]

311, 2011

How Alabama’s immigration law is crippling its farms

By |November 3rd, 2011|Farmers and Gardeners, Resources|0 Comments

The Washington Post Opinions Link To Original Source
FARMERS IN ALABAMA are in revolt against the state’s over-the-top immigration law, which is designed to hound illegal immigrants so that they move elsewhere. As it happens, a substantial portion of farm workers there, as in other states, are undocumented. In the farmers’ view, the law is depriving […]