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Youth Editorial Environmental Board Review of "City Farmers City"

The foundation of this piece is some really solid reporting. Nick has tied together a lot of perspectives on the evolution of farming in the Mid-Atlantic, and the "informational" tag is certainly appropriate; I now know a lot more about CSAs, the effect of changing farm sizes, and . I feel like the one thing this piece could use work on is fitting into a larger narrative...it starts out talking about farmer's markets and ends with huge environmental issues related to food use. When it comes to environmental issues, especially stuff like agriculture, which to many is unfortunately not too inherently exciting, you have to really take every effort to keep people's attention. Incorporating all this information into more of a story could have taken this piece into the stratosphere. But still, this clearly took a lot of really solid reporting, and those skills are just about the most valuable things a young journalist can have.