At Paul Quinn College, Transforming a Football Field Into An "Urban Farm"
Which brings us to this bit of intriguing news: On his blog last week, Sorrell noted that the university's in the middle of plowing under its football field -- because, well, the school no longer has a football team. In its place, Sorrell writes, will be a nearly two-acre "an urban farm" by mid-summer. Says Sorrell, "If you really want to lift someone out of poverty, plant a garden, not a sports field. It's great if you can have both. But, if you can't, it's always better to choose sustainability over fleeting glory. Hunger pains have a way of staying with you long after the crowd leaves and the cheering ceases."
Larry James, president and CEO of Central Dallas Ministries, went out to see the work-in-progress this morning. He returned with a brief video, which you'll find after the jump.