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Someplace Like AmericaTales from the New Great Depression$
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Dale Maharidge

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520262478

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520262478.001.0001

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A Woman of the Soil in Kansas City

A Woman of the Soil in Kansas City

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25 A Woman of the Soil in Kansas City
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Someplace Like America
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Dale Maharidge

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0027

This chapter introduces Sherri Harvel and talks about her success story. It starts as she is hoeing around her purple-hulled peas in a community garden in Kansas City. It was the early 1990s, and Sherri had just joined the garden. An African American resident of the inner city, she worked hard as a single mom, and she was stressed by her job as a loan-processing officer for a bank. The garden most evenings was a refuge, for at least an hour of relaxation. One day a few summers later, Sherri was in the patch, complaining about her job, wishing she could be in the garden all the time. One of the other community gardeners suggested that Sherri sell some of the excess produce at a farmers market. The next weekend, Sherri took some tomatoes and beans to the market, and they rapidly sold. In 2003, she quit her banking job to become an urban farmer. She called the new business Root Deep Urban Farm.

Keywords:   Sherri Harvel, community, garden, Kansas City, farmers market, urban farmer, business, Root Deep Urban Farm

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