Organic farm helps homeless by letting them work to feed the wealthy9/10/2012
Miami is handling the struggles of its homeless community in a way that is either incredibly innovative or a return to the medieval fiefdoms of Europe, depending on how you look at it. Verde Gardens, a $17.2 million 145-unit complex is housing where homeless tenants can live, provided they also work in its 22-acre garden in which organic vegetables and fruits are grown for high-end restaurants. "Apprenticeships" on the farm net the workers $10 an hour and the fruits of their labor are then sold to fancy restaurants for well-to-do customers to enjoy. Other cities like Austin and Chicago are looking at Verde as a model for similar businesses. [Source]
Does this business model give advantage to or take advantage of homeless people?