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Peace Corps Alum Turns At-Risk Kids Into Profitable Flower Growers

Quilen Blackwell is the president and co-founder of the Chicago Eco House, whose mission is to train inner city youth in sustainable social enterprises to alleviate poverty. The Chicago Eco House’s signature program is Southside Blooms, an off-grid flower farm youth social enterprise where participants convert vacant lots into commercial flower farms using solar powered rainwater irrigation.

forbes.com ,  3 months ago 1
Peace Corps Alum Turns At-Risk Kids Into Profitable Flower Growers