My Eureka Moment: From Wall Streeter to Urban Farmer

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By Adam Kaufman


Transitions: Richard Charles of EcoVeggies
Transitions: Richard Charles of EcoVeggies


NEWARK, N.J. -- The 5- and 6-year-olds in the cafeteria at St. Philip's Academy may not have been able to read the chalkboard sign over their heads urging them to "Eat Fresh, Eat Healthy, Eat Foods in Season," but that hardly mattered. The bouncy kindergarteners and first graders were taking turns grabbing fresh produce from the abundant selection at the salad bar, their bowls brimming over with fresh leafy greens that were planted in a science classroom just two floors above them and only 18 days before.