New Roots Urban Farm Project

The New Roots Urban Farm Project was created by students who participate with our Green Team and Students of Color Unity Elective. While school was closed in the Spring semester of 2020, students designed an urban farm thanks to the land that Father Chumo of Immaculate Conception Church has agreed to share with us. Give thanks!

The project provided students an opportunity to maintain social connections with their peers while practicing safe physical distancing and learning about sustainable agriculture. Students are also empowering the community by giving organic produce to the food pantry at the church, building garden beds at people’s homes, and sharing knowledge of best practices to take care of soil, food and ourselves. In order to prepare for climate change, we must ramp up production of local, organic and sustainable food for more community members!

Thanks to Amanda David, Josh Dolan, and Jhakeem for inspiring this mission from the People’s Garden Project and the CCE Solidarity Garden Project.

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