We’re looking for interns!!
We are looking for two field interns and an outreach intern. You see the descriptions here:
Urban Farming Workshop Series
- March 30: DIY Beekeeping equipment –> Low-Cost Beekeeping: Let’s make Bee Veils!
- Late April (TBA): Spring gardening: maintaining your garden and getting ready for summer
- May (TBA): Fermentation: harvest vegetables and let the magic of wild yeast turn them into delicious Saur Krauts and Kim Chis!
- June (TBA): Preparing for Battle: Integrated Pest Management on the Urban Farm
- June (TBA): JAM! Come harvest vegetables and make jam with them on site with This and That Jam!
- August (TBA): Fall Gardening: Preparing your urban farm for fall production
- October (TBA): Growing Through the Winter: preparing your urban farm for winter production
Stay tuned for more information, times, and dates!!!
Welcome to Homegrown City Farms! Currently we’re growing on two 1/4 acre lots in East Durham. This season we’re expanding and we will serve a 20 member CSA, we’ll be selling to several local restaurants, and at a local farmers market. We grow a wide variety of vegetables and flowers and are experimenting with varieties and methods that will allow us to produce as much food as possible in the limited space that we have.
Why Homegrown City Farms? The title of the business reflects how we feel about the local food and urban agriculture movement. There are acres upon acres of underutilized land in the triangle. This underutilized land and backyard lawn can be transformed into beautiful, functional space that offers food to its community (wildlife as well as human life), riparian habitat, soil building, community building… and the list goes on. There are countless benefits to having a garden.
One of our driving goals is to promote community food sovreignty, self sufficiency, and good land stewardship practices. Through growing food and sharing the bounty and lessons of the land we hope to create meaningful work and provide the community with critically necessary services and products. We want production style farming in urban spaces to be a reality. Although we cannot produce all the food that we need in a city for a city we can produce a good percentage of it and by doing so reduce fossil fuels used to ship food, reduce the amount of chemical fertilizer and pesticides used and ingested by choosing not support large agribusiness, empower ourselves, our neighbors, and our communities by growing food that feeds us, and by building soil where we are and truly investing in our future.
Come by and see us any time. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a visit and keep your ears out for great workshops and events.
- urban ag discussion (thegreenhorns.wordpress.com)
- Urban farmers turn city blocks, backyards into new movement (newsobserver.com)
- In Rooftop Farming, New York City Emerges as a Leader (nytimes.com)