"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.
In late 2016, Benny and Courtney Pino started a quest to move their farm operation, Loblolly Farm, closer to the markets of the Washington D.C. region. They opened a map and narrowed their search to any suitable farm site within a few hours of Washington D.C.