Columbia Public Schools creates a new position to bring the farm to the Schools
We have been busy with planting, weeding and harvesting at the Urban Farm. With the help of some dedicated volunteers, we have already donated over 1500 pounds of lettuce! Staff and volunteers have also been busy harvesting broccoli, collard greens, kohlrabi, bok choy, peas and more! This week we planted peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and okra. We're looking forward to donating more fresh produce this summer!
We were excited for our first 30 pounds of broccoli sent to the Food Bank's Central Pantry! This crop's a labor of love, and the payoff is a super nutrient-dense, fresh as it gets veggie! Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables around! It has a high content of soluble fiber, is high in vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
Take a look at some photos from the Urban Farm, as we labor through this heat to make these harvests happen!
Learn more about how to support Planting for the Pantry: https://columbiaurbanag.org/planting4thepantry
In 2016, then-president Barack Obama joined Anthony Bourdain on his CNN show Parts Unkown, eating at a restaurant in Hanoi. In light of the recent passing of Bourdain, Obama took to Twitter to commemorate the chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who died Friday.
"He taught us about food," wrote Obama in his post below a photo of the two enjoying noodles together. "But more importantly, about its ability to bring us together."
Earlier this year, the owners of the restaurant, Bun Cha Huong Lien, decided to encase the table where the two had sat, along with its settings, in glass. During the presidential visit, the restaurant had been mobbed with crowds and the event, a very big deal. That moment of history is preserved in glass alongside a photo of Obama and Bourdain.
The Obama Legacy Initiative's mission is to