Charlie Johnson is the director of the Community Integration for Training and Employment (CITE) program at Toledo GROW’s Botanical Garden in Toledo, OH. He developed the program to employ adjudicated youth in urban agriculture, helping them to gain the skills they need to get jobs when they finish the program. For the past 10 years, Charlie has been involved in implementing an urban agriculture training center, introduced small chickens and small livestock to Toledo, and helped start dozens of community gardens. This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA.

“What better way to deal with vacant lots than to turn them into gardens and teach people how to grow? [9:10]

Charlie Johnson on Greenhorns Radio