With only one full-service grocery store to serve more than 80,000 residents, urban farming and a community-supported agriculture program are meeting important nutrition needs.
Content categorized as Urban Farming
Tucked between Washington Hospital, the Soldiers’ Home and McMillan Reservoir in Columbia Heights sits nearly three acres of grass that remained empty for years. After… Read more »
On one side of 7th St NW, new apartments are being built. Construction workers are adding story after story to buildings in the heart of… Read more »
On a recent Saturday, several picnic tables-worth of volunteers gathered to chuckle and chat and admire the progress they have made in creating a new… Read more »
On a rooftop up above Seventh Street NW in the city’s Shaw neighborhood, young eggplants, peppers and squash are sprouting from wooden boxes. Herb seedlings… Read more »
Reporting on the expansion of services (and space) at Bread for the City’s Northwest Center.
Reporting on efforts to introduce school children to urban farming in Maryland in order to help better their nutrition.
It could not have been more aptly named. Situated in the crowded Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast D.C., a small nonprofit farm called Urban Oasis is just that: a sanctuary of peace, quiet, and vegetables in a city better known for its politics than its produce.