Los Angeles Daily News: At a farm in Agoura Hills, a group of developmentally disabled young adults and teens gathered around a bed of leafy lettuce on Saturday to learn about the newest trend in gardening: hydroponic farming.
As the instructor talked root systems and plant care, Sheila Mayfield, founder of Farming Independence, hovered nearby, watching as students tested out their green thumbs.
Mayfield was also watching her own ambitious plan take root.
Launched in November, the nonprofit Farming Independence offers classes for developmentally disabled teens and adults, all part of the goal of helping them learn job skills and find work.
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