Parents of Chinese International Students Farming on Yale Campus

Parents of Chinese International Students Farming on Yale Campus

Parents of Chinese International Students Farming on Yale Campus
Parents of Chinese international students at Yale have been growing Chinese vegetables at the northern end of the University’s campus, and it recently made national news in the U.S.As more and more Chinese students study at Yale, a previously untended area on the campus has turned into a flourishing garden by their farming parents.The school does not oppose the farming, and even provides them with fertilizer.The highest voted comment on the article said “Its obvious that once those people go abroad, the quality of their character increases a lot.”

Source: Netease

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  • Paul

    Wow how exciting!
    Thank you very much for this wonderful news, I feel truly honored and privileged to be reading this.

    End sarcasm/

    Start truth /
    Nobody cares about stupid farmers.
    WTF is this? planting vegetables?
    This site sucks!
    End truth /

    • Bman

      I like planting vegetables. I got me some purple potatoes and chili pepper bushes growing in the backyard.
      You’d be loving farmers if you had to grow your own f-ing food. Show some respect for those who feed you.

      • Vance

        Yea people put down farmers all the time in the world. Where do they think their food comes from?

  • 42

    seems like nostalgic remembrance of maos great leap agricultural forward is still lingering in many hearts and minds.

    • KamikaziPilot

      True, that was a time where everything was still fun and carefree, unlike today’s world. Who doesn’t love eating fresh vegetables after a long day in the fields.

      • mr.wiener

        The best thing about some growing fruit and grains and grains is that they can be fermented into alcohol.

    • mr.wiener

      I think it is more that at bottom Chines value a simple life with the rewards of the fruits of the earth from hard honest labor if they are in an environment where people are not trying to f*ck them over all the time…

      • 42

        that is not true, chinese people in china have a small garden everywhere aswell, gardening is in the soul and culture of chinese, whether that is maozedongs credit or not that is to be debated, but has nothing to do with the living environment they are in. you dont see parents of american kids doing this, so with your logic americans probably are too busy avoiding getting screwed over to be bothered with gardening ;-)

        • mr.wiener

          Nope with my logic Americans are too scared to go outside and garden otherwise they might get shot ot tazed… mind you I’m Australian. The yanks all think we are too scared to go outside because we might get bitten by something obsenely poisonous… :P

          • David

            Yes, but in all fairness you have many poisonous things in Australia.

          • mr.wiener

            …which try their best to avoid people at all costs. car accidents,cancer and other people are 100× more likely to kill you.

          • David

            Of course that is all true. I loved my one visit to Australia and was in more danger from the woman then the brown reclusive spider. BTW I hired an Aussie to come teach at our Korean school in China. He taught in Korea for a few years, so he is used to being away from home already. Anything in particular I should warn him about the change from Australia to China? Well, besides watch out for the women.

          • mr.wiener

            Tell hime to bring lots of eucalyptus oil and vegemite. Large amounts of cheap kangeroo tie pins make good gifts and a book on bread making would be a good investement if he can’t be bothered looking it up on line. I make my own beer bread every couple of days.
            China is filthy compared to Korea and bi jo is nastier than so ju , but at least Chinese guys don’t try to cock block you all the time.

          • David

            LMAO all true, especially the bi jo part. OMG.

      • Jahar

        I don’t really get why they are there to begin with. They have enough money to quit their jobs and move to the US, but they grow vegetables at a university?

        • Amused

          Could be they’re bored.

          • 42

            they are living in a democracy, in the land of the free, where people live at ease hand in hand, with an abundance of hamburger joints available, to the content of cardiac surgeons, hard to imagine they are bored.

          • Amused

            You should try living there sometime chief. It might change your perspective.
            Sure, some people like to hang out in the city “hand in hand” eating burgers, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I always found it nice and relaxing to work my garden, fish my net and crab pots or even just cut my lawn if I wasn’t busy. It’s quite satisfying work in that you are able to look at what you’ve done for the day and see tangible results.

          • Bman

            Lol, so your measure of an interesting life is how many burger joints are around?? Screw picnics, beaches, yoga, sex, kids’ piano recitals, sports, music…just gimme burgers all day everyday.
            Obviously you’re not American. Ever eat a real burger with one hand? It ain’t happening.

          • Vance

            One should be barely able to open one’s mouth wide enough to take a bite of a real burger. After you eat a real burger, should will definitely know you’ve eaten.

        • Bman

          Yes I wonder that as well. But my parents always had gardens regardless that they had enough money. Home grown vegetables taste better and make you appreciate food more.
          Or these parents are just really cheap.
          Again with no real info here!

    • Teacher in China

      Ah yes the good old days when their friends and family were starving to death and cannibalising each other…the good ole days of yore…

  • bB

    Yes, I saw this way back in the 1980-90s at Ohio State University, as well. The off-campus housing which housed many foreign and Asian Graduate students had gardens sectioned off and well maintained. Buckeye Village

  • Foreign Devil

    How did these Chinese parents migrate to USA with their children. .I’m sure the children have student visas but shouldn’t the parents be working in China to bankroll their children’s obscenely expensive Yale education?

    • Amused

      Would be interesting to see what kind of visa they’re on.