"An urban farm is not so much about growing food, as it is about growing a community of people who come together for the shared purpose of creating a local food system that feeds everyone equally.”
- Gretchen Mean, Victory Gardens Initiative
A FARM IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD
We believe that every neighborhood deserves its own little Koiner Farm. The immense value, learning, health and general happiness that Koiner Farm brings to the East Silver Spring neighborhood should be experienced by all.
Now that Koiner Farm is permanently preserved, CKC has set its sights on creating a network of neighborhood farms throughout the urban communities of Montgomery County and Prince Georges County. CKC is currently drafting a Master Conservation Plan for this area that will determine where and how other urban farms should be established and/or protected. Our vision for a network of urban farms has been called the 'urban agriculture reserve' of Montgomery County. Learn more about our plan here.
We need your help identifying urban farming sites ... after all, you know your neighborhood best. If you've ever thought:
"Hum, we should do something with that unused plot of land."
"Such a waste to mow that field, and no one ever uses it"
"If my neighbors and I combined our yards, we could have a dynamite little farm."
Now is your chance to organize your community and start a farm in your neighborhood. Fill in the form below. CKC will create a GIS layer of all of the recommended sites and see which ones meet the criteria for urban farming.
Please direct questions and comments related to CKC's Urban Farming Conservation Plan to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montgomery County Councilmember, Evan Glass, visits Koiner Farm in October 2019 and speaks with CKC's composting interns.
Montgomery County Councilmember, Tom Hucker, speaks with Charlie Koiner after passage of Hucker's Urban Ag Tax Credit bill (31-16).