About the Project
CityFARM specializes in the installation of urban organic farms into private and commercial properties. For every urban garden installed, CityFARM will install a garden of the same size at Adams Street FARM and donate the food to a local food distribution center like Food Gatherers or another non-profit dedicated to feeding the hungry.
CityFARM proposes to install an urban organic farm at North Adams Street in Ypsilanti. Installation of the Adams Street Farm will allow those in need to have access to fresh foods as well as improve the surrounding community through nutritious donations, improved land use, and increased awareness. This farm would benefit the community and the land because when people connect with the environment, they are more likely to care for and protect it. All food produced at the Adams Street Farm will be donated to alleviate hunger.The farm will demonstrate the different packages that CityFARM installs. It is maintained by CityFARM employees and through the help of volunteers and interns, but it will benefit all who interact with it.
CityFARM plans to install the Adams Street Farm in a number of phases. Each phase will implement a different aspect of the farm, allowing more food to be grown and less people to go hungry. The company has received permission to execute this project, so the first phase has already happened. Eight beds were installed during phase one, and the following phases will follow a similar pattern. Though there has been funding from some sources in the form of donations, further assistance will help CityFARM move forth with more development. The company is willing to partner with other non-profit organizations who share a similar mission. CityFARM helps restore land for use with a purpose of promoting healthy eating and sustainable agriculture. Urban farming has the ability to help improve the environment while simultaneously encouraging healthy food choices and increasing the food security of the community.
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