Real Food Farm was started under the umbrella of nonprofit Civic Works in 2008, based on a business plan that called for a series of low-input tunnel “hoophouses” to grow fresh produce. The first produce was harvested from the urban farm in 2010.
A number of tools enable Real Food Farm to achieve its goal of improving access to fresh, healthy food in northeast Baltimore, including a mobile farmers market, a CSA and educational programming.
The urban farm harvested some 15,000 pounds of food last year, including greens, herbs, tomatoes, persimmons and much more.
What used to be a lake has now become an experimental rain garden on Real Food Farm, which is the largest farm in Baltimore city.
Volunteers help plant, weed and take care of the farm.
On this day, Expo East volunteers were helping with a special project to revitalize the American chestnut tree.
They weeded and mulched more than 45 American chestnut trees.
Thank you, Real Food Farm, for the opportunity and for all that you do.