Back to Black Farming

Grant Year:  2017

Grant Type: Neighborhood Grants

Back to Black Farming and Wellness Cooperative is cultivating gardens in two empty lots to facilitate science education and entrepreneurial development in agriculture. Community members are building raised beds, a four-bin compost system, establishing a rainwater harvesting system, and planting flowers and crops. The garden is providing a wide range of benefits for the community including STEM education for youth and workshops on culinary skills, marketing, technology, and the history of agriculture to promote economic independence.