Monday, September 21, 2009

The New Leaf Program - Making a Difference

I know it’s the society we live in, but it’s a shame that a jackass (not my word!) like Kanye West receives national headlines while a program like New Leaf, which actually does tangible good, struggles for attention.

New Leaf, “a horticulture and job skills program for homeless people at Argus Community in the Bronx,” is present at a handful of farmers’ markets in New York City and was profiled last week in The New York Times.

Participants are only in the program for a short time, but they learn about and take part in the growing of plants and herbs, all in an effort to gain job and living skills.

Click here to read The New York Times article.

Click here to visit New Leaf’s web page.

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