By Allan Appel
Keep the interns out of the salad greens. Rely on compost, not raised beds, to deal with contaminated soil And shoot to become an urban farmer, not a guard on the hoops court.
“It’s more important to be a farmer than a basketball player.”
A former pro basketball player and current star of the sustainable urban agriculture movement gave that advice to a young gardener in Fair Haven while shining a light on—and offering advice to—New Haven’s legion of hidden neighborhood farmers.
Those tidbits of advice were sprinkled through New Haven Saturday during an upbeat “Big Stink Tour” of the city’s hidden neighborhood vegetable farms.