THECROSSCUT.COM – I can’t really tell if I’m doing much,” says Julie, a new volunteer for the urban farming coalition Black Star Farmers. She’s holding a dull machete and a file, learning to sharpen tools before using them to break down more plant parts into compost for a garden flourishing in a sea of concrete outside the MLK FAME Community Center.
“It doesn’t feel like you’re doing much in the beginning,” says Marcus Henderson, the group’s founder. “I would just start in one spot. Once you feel some resistance, you’ll feel like, ‘OK, it’s starting to take off.’ ”
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