Gary Students Operate Urban Farm as Part of Unique Business Program

Posted on Nov 26 2016 - 5:23am by UOG


In Gary, “Nearly two dozen students at the high school are taking the Entrepreneurship and Personal Finance class, which oversees the farm. A couple of years ago, teens wrote a business plan to operate it and are continuing to expand it. They are responsible for feeding and caring for the animals, harvesting the chicken eggs and learning the basics of farming.”

While farms are supposidly declining around the country, the number of urban farms are rising all over the united states in cities we’re all familiar with. “Urban agriculture or urban farming is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around a village, town or city. Urban agriculture also can involve animal husbandry, aquaculture, urban beekeeping and horticulture.”

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