Farming in the City

University of Maryland Extension is providing the technical expertise to build a thriving urban agricultural community in Baltimore. The initiative is helping to feed city residents, promote healthy living and improve the environment. Most of the food is donated to help to overcome Baltimore’s food deserts, which are low-income areas where supermarkets are distant and automobiles are few. If the food can’t be donated, it’s put into a compost pile to help enrich the city soil. The Extension personnel also provide technical expertise, like nutrient management, to help boost yields and also help to connect growers so they can work collaboratively and provide training so they can think entrepreneurially.

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