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This is important because it will put the unemployed back to work, while feeding the poor and homeless as it decreases the dependency of the impoverished on food stamps. This will in the long run save more money for the federal government than they initially put into doing it. It will pay for itself. I will ask that the federal government pay those who are currently unemployed to do this work. There are many open public spaces all over the nation where people are being paid to mow grass for the city, when they can be paid to produce food for those in need. This will ensure that no one has their property confiscated. I will also ask that the President create a "Federal Department of Parks and Recreation". Funds would be used by this department to pay for "Food Forests" to be planted in public parks and outdoor recreational areas. Please sign and repost. Thank you.

Letter to
The President and Department of Agriculture.
Why This Is Important

This is important because it will put the unemployed back to work, while feeding the poor and homeless as it decreases the dependency of the impoverished on food stamps. This will in the long run save more money for the federal government than they initially put into doing it. It will pay for itself. I will ask that the federal government pay those who are currently unemployed to do this work. There are many open public spaces all over the nation where people are being paid to mow grass for the city, when they can be paid to produce food for those in need. This will ensure that no one has their property confiscated. I will also ask that the President create a "Federal Department of Parks and Recreation". Funds would be used by this department to pay for "Food Forests" to be planted in public parks and outdoor recreational areas. Please sign and repost. Thank you.

Here are some reasons why People Are Signing.
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Donna-Lee Phillips
6 days ago

I am a very poor elderly woman living in a poor neighborhood. Although I have a small garden bed and many pots I cannot manage the planting etc by myself. I would be grateful for someone to help even a little. This county is full of gardeners and farmers. One of them must need the work to be done in my garden. I can or freeze whatever I can harvest or glean, so there is never waste here. I want to remain healthy.

Jon Burr
3 days ago

This is a great idea that can ameliorate unemployment while bringing fresh produce to food deserts in US cities!

Annette Taborn
2 days ago

Sounds like a great program...providng work, bringing neighborhoods together.. acting locally good for the country

Jenni Heiser
4 days ago

Because I believe EVERYONE should have access to fresh, quality food, without having to spend a fortune!! The food industry makes it incredibly easy and cheap to eat very poorly, contributing to a multitude of health issues, including the epidemic rise in obesity rates, diabetes, and heart disease. If we truly want to create a better life and world for our children, it starts, literally, from the ground up. Teaching our families how to grow and sustain their OWN, quality, non-processed food, is the biggest step we can take in the fight against food related health diseases, (including HUNGER!)

William Blockson
5 days ago

this a no brainer.

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