There exist a culture of Doership in Houston’s Inner City. Folks that live outside most all the time working the trade of land stewardship. Earth is a massive resource. Here in Houston with near prefect weather for year round growing and land everywhere a truly amazing opportunity is presenting itself. The Emile Street Community Educational Farm has the ability to host a wide range of experiences working sustainable systems. The use of water and soil are key assets to food production. From one comes another. The mindset comes from adundance. A state of mind that is influenced by the ability of the land to give back. You do 10 things the land in return does 20. Fertility grows fertility. Adundance is nature in action. It takes hands working that cycle of return. It comes in many forms. Shapes. Sizes. The true parner is the consistency of staying with it. Linking one day into another. The learning is through the experience. The experience is the great teacher. Want to learn soil building. Create a opportunity to work with others. Widen the feild so the experience come from different areas. A diverse stream of trying things. A relationship of water to a plant. Soil to a seed. The feel of one good thing added to another.
About Joe Icet
Since 2000, Joe Icet has been actively farming the Fifth Ward, an inner city district in Houston, Texas. He has always had a passion for urban agriculture, food security, and building community in unique and diverse ways. In 2008 he had the opportunity to retire from the union as a journeyman and continue farming full-time.