START A NEIGHBORHOOD FARM
Now that CKC Farming has permanently preserved Koiner Farm, we are embarking on the development of a Conservation Plan that will determine where urban farms should be established in Montgomery County. Learn more about our Conservation Plan here.
We are currently identifying the criteria that will be used to assess a property's potential for urban farming. This criteria includes factors such as presence of local steward(s), long-term use and/or preservation options, surrounding population density and demographics, proximity to metro zones, transit, schools, farmers markets, grocery stores, and other.
In addition to setting criteria, we are simultaneously looking for potential sites and we need your help with this - after all, you know your neighborhood best. If you have ever though, "Hum, someone should do something with that unused plot of land" or "It is such a waste that they mow that field, but no one ever uses it" or "If my neighbors and I combined parts of our yard, we could have a dynamite little farm." Well, now is your chance to put your ideas into action and start a neighborhood farm.
Fill in the form below. We will then create a GIS layer with all of the recommended sites and see which ones meet the criteria for urban farming.
“An urban farm is not really about growing food, so much as growing a community of people who come together for the shared purpose of creating a local food system that feeds everyone equally.”
Gretchen Mean, Executive Director
The Victory Garden Initiative