Liz Whitehurst from Owl’s Nest Farm in Upper Marlboro and Meredith Epstein with the Institute of Applied Agriculture in College Park and the Maryland chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition were featured at this year’s FoodTank Summit!
"Green Spaces in Unlikely Places" - Humble Perspective & Advice from 1 year-old Aspiring Urban Farmer Doug Adams of @newbrooklynfarms
So you have ownership of, or access to, a vacant plot of land in a primarily residential or commercial urban area. One day, a flick-scroll up on your Instagram explore feed lands on a post of a dense, mouth-watering fruit & veggie mini-farm utopia that takes your breath away. A little impulsive thumb-tap research reveals that this mini-farm exists inside the city limits of a major metropolitan area - and that the concept of urban farming is a burgeoning "thing" with a huge following.
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ECO City Farm of Bladensburg, MD provides healthy food for residents of a neighboring subsidized housing complex as well as the larger “healthy food deprived” surrounding community. In this clip, manager, and operator, Frederick James explains how he's working to change neighborhoods from the inside out.