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Almost every day I see atleast 10 homeless people on the street and the thought that comes to my mind is that they are humans like you and me and are spending day after day doing nothing.
What if we could find a way of using this unused man power.... unfortunatly I dont have any ideas yet.
HI Emile, I've been thinking about this issue as well, in tandem with a lot of the stuff brought up while researching food security. Here's my idea, shelters+rooftop/community gardens. What if every homeless shelter had a rooftop garden or community garden? Those homeless needing help could be given workshops by volunteers, taught the necessary skills to cultivate food, be given a plot in the community garden, and a starter kit of seeds etc., and then could either grow food for themselves or to sell. The therapeutic value of gardening has been well doc**ented and would greatly benefit those participating, not to mention give them something to do, as well as giving them a skill set that could help them in a job search. This model would also create an influx of locally grown foods as well as encouraging those participating to continue their farming efforts after they get back on their feet. What do you think?