New Kumquats are grown

The burning kumquat had a second successful pre-orientation this August. 16 kumquat initiates and 8 staff spent four days biking around saint Louis learning about urban farming and the sustainable food movement. We went to Old North Saint Louis and learned about how urban farms bring fresh produce to food deserts and we met some anarchist farmers who have built the only hydroponic system in St. Louis. We visited farmers markets and we met farmers who grow local food for restaurants. We also cooked a delicious potluck and of course gardened in the burning kumquat. It was a biking good time although out bodies and bottoms specifically were very soar after our rigorous days biking all around in the summer sun. Thanks to all who participated it was truly a blast!

Peas and burning love

Sage

Madeleine Daepp

I'm a math and econ student at WashU. Though I love digging in the dirt, I hope one day to combine my urban gardening and my academic background to work in food justice. But full confession? If I could afford land and livestock, I would have a pig farm in the mountains.

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