The Dry Garden: In praise of Leo Politi

Posted on | January 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

A rant in the current Atlantic magazine argues that a plague of school gardens – thousands! – is returning the children of California’s Latino immigrants to the kind of stoop labor that their families struggled to escape. “Cultivating Failure” tilts at the groupies of celebrity chef Alice Waters and her Edible Schoolyard program in such an entertaining way that it’s a pity that so little of the article is true.

Click here to keep reading this week’s The Dry Garden in the Los Angeles Times.

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One Response to “The Dry Garden: In praise of Leo Politi”

  1. Brent
    February 1st, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

    There is a rebuttal at the following URLs that is more eloquent than anything that I could write.

    http://civileats.com/2010/01/12/failure-to-cultivate-a-response-to-caitlin-flanagan-on-school-gardens/

    or

    http://tinyurl.com/yz52suz

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