Our CSA organization, Community CROPS also has small garden plots all over the city that they manage, where unused lots have turned into beautiful agricultural landscapes. People can sign up and pay for their plot on a sliding scale, and this is the perfect opportunity for people who have no yard (apartments) to get their fingers dirty. Many of the food grown in these in-town plots, and the extras from Sunset farm (CSA boxes) are sold to local restaurants, farmers' markets, and Open Harvest, Lincoln's co-op.
This last weekend was an open invitation to come to the farm for a 'clean up day'. Since our kids are under the age of 8 (the recommended age to work), we decided to just go on the tour at 11. It was very hot that day, so we didn't stay more than 45 minutes, but they even let our kiddos water some seedlings in containers! They loved it. Ani is above, watering the herbs, and Lukka, with dad's help, is spraying the more hardy crops.
Going out to the farm was a fantastic way to teach Lukka all about where our food comes from. He knows we get it from the grocery store, and from our 'box daddy brings home', but here is where it is actually grown! A great opportunity for anyone interested, I believe they would also give tours to day cares as well.