Mud Baron, Farmer, Teacher and Project Director

April 14, 2016

“There’s this bias in education that if you work with your hands, you’re less intelligent. We’ve stopped showing students how to make, to build, to do.

For 12 years, I’ve had the coolest job ever: teaching gardening to kids. My students earn a paycheck by growing food, flowers and their own futures. We sell what we grow, and we brought in $100,000 last year.

It’s a teen jobs program that looks like a farm. Students learn to show up on time, problem-solve and work as a team. They become leaders, entrepreneurs and great employees.”

Mud Baron is one of our 30 Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles County – everyday people doing extraordinary things. Read our other Unsung Heroes’ stories at calfund.org/laheroes and share your hero on social media using #LAheroes.

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