Some lettuce for ETHS garden


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 stations and business-oriented magazines.

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