By Troy Hale & Geri Alumit Zeldes
Great Lakes Echo
Sept. 9, 2009
Each week about 50 high school and college students feed the hens, tend the greenhouse and sift the new compost at Harvesting Earth Educational Farm located in Beecher, a community outside of Flint.
To break up the tasks, farm owners Master Jacky and Dora King, black belts in karate, teach these young workers self-defense moves using rakes, hoes and shovels.
For many of these young people, this is their first job.
For the Kings, the farm is sowing the seeds of sustainable agriculture that may save Flint.