School community garden breaks ground

Pimp My Ride's Slice and Urban Farming's Taja Sevelle attends Triscuit and Urban Farming Community-Based Home Farm Groundbreaking on March 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. (Casey Rodgers / AP Images for Triscuit)

March 11th marked the Los Angeles ground-breaking ceremony for the first of fifty community-based urban farms slated to be developed across the country in 2010.   The event was hosted by HGTV’s “The Gardener Guy” Paul James along with Taja Sevelle, founder and executive director of  Urban Farming Founder, and Jim Low – Director of Wheat Snack Crackers at Kraft Foods.

The program’s goal is to introduce community gardens into local, urban neighborhoods so people can learn to enjoy growing their own healthy food.  Chances are that once people start getting their fingernails dirty, they’ll discover just how many benefits there are in gardening — physically and emotionally — as well as all that fresh, tasty food for the  kitchen.