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Homeless kids visit upstate farm

August 25, 2009 3:40:55 PM PDT
A field trip to a farm is a fun day for nearly any kid. Today, it was extra-special for a particular group of children -- they're homeless and have never visited one before.

Katchie Farm was started in Kinderhook, New York, by Liz Neumark to support her high-end catering business, Great Performances. She decided to open the farm to children in memory of her daughter Sylvia. So far 1,000 of them have visited The Sylvia Center this summer.

The kids visiting today live in Salvation Army homeless shelters.

Those who work at the farm hope to nourish both their bodies and their spirits.

The trip may inspire some new eating habits, although it's not likely to produce any budding farmers.

That's okay by Liz -- she's just happy to be planting the seeds of joy.

For more information, visit GreatPerformances.com.


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