Evanston Township High School received a $2,500 contribution to support its Edible Acre Project, a community garden created in partnership with The Talking Farm and maintained by ETHS students.

The gift comes from CoBank  on behalf of William M. Farrow, III, a member of the cooperative bank’s board. Farrow is a founding director, president, and CEO of the Chicago-based Urban Partnership Banks.

Each year, the Edible Acre Project produces a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs for multiple growing seasons. Launched as a pilot project in 2009, it hires ETHS student workers to tend to the garden plots during the summer months.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Great project!  Does any of

    Great project!  Does any of the fruit and vegetables go to the school cafeteria to provide healthier lunches?

    What is actually done with the produce of the Edible Acre?  Do students sell it at the Farmer's Market?  Sell it at a roadside stand at the farm?  Do they supply local restaurants?

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