By Leona Johnson
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
August 02, 2011
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Teenagers farming in the heart of Cleveland are growing up themselves in the process.
The students, ages 14 to 18, help transform neighborhoods through urban gardening while developing individuality, self-esteem and confidence.
More than 60 high school students are working for minimum wage this summer at six learning farms operated by the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
The students stay in their own communities, making it easy for them to walk to work and improve their neighborhoods.