This Inner-City Farm Will Do More Than Just Feed The Needy

USATODAY_HumankindPublished: August 17, 2017137 views
Published: August 17, 2017

What this Indianapolis farmer did for his home town has inspired an entire movement. Jonathan Lawler is a very successful farmer and owner of a large property in a rural farming community outside Indianapolis. His farm sells around 700,000 pound of produce each year.

But when he heard his son saying that kids from the school were taking food home from the school’s food pantry, the dad was completely in shock. The father couldn’t believe that there are families in his own farming town that were starving.

It was defeating to hear that, in a community that is full of farms and food, there are kids who can’t get enough food in school. Jonathan would not accept that a child anywhere is left hungry, so he came up with a brilliant solution that left the locals from his town in awe.

Farmer Lawler reconstructed his farm from a for-profit enterprise, to a food aid organization, donating his crops to food banks and soup kitchens, providing those who were hungry with food. He then proposed a plan for an inner-city farm, where he would lend his farming tools and knowledge to a local non-profit. This farm in the middle of the city will have crops, a greenhouse, even a chicken coup.

Our hats’ are off to you, sir!

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