Jun 4, 2015
Ryan Ballman

Goucher Faculty and Students Lead Yardfarmers Project



Erik Assadourian, Environmental Studies faculty member, is the creator of Yardfarmers, an upcoming reality TV show about young Americans moving back in with their parents to farm their parents’ yards and neighborhood greenspaces. Why? Because yardfarming could help solve many of America’s challenges: from the obesity epidemic to food insecurity, from the abuses of industrial agriculture to food deserts, from social isolation to climate change.

Goucher Environmental Studies Students Kayhla Cornell and Julia Erbe are also involved with the launch of this innovative series. Learn more about Yardfarmers and the exciting work of Goucher’s faculty and students HERE

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