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By Walker Marsh
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About this project

We are "Tha Flower Factory" -- an urban flower farm with the mission to grow together! Tha Flower Factory came about from the vision of its Owner, Founder and Farmer Walker Marsh who wanted to created a space of beauty and opportunity in an area that doesn't see it too often. As well as creating a green business that focuses on bettering the environment, communities and individuals.
Tha Flower Factory
Tha Flower Factory

 

Walker Marsh, a native of Baltimore Maryland, attended Milford Mill High School and went to Virginia State University to study engineering. Returning to Baltimore in 2008 he spent time working different jobs that ranged from being a lifeguard to being a paralegal assistant and eventually working at Civic Works as an Americorps volunteer. Working at Civic Works Real Food Farm Walker was introduced to farming and he instantly fell in love with it. With a passion to own his own business he was able to enter into the 2014 Growing Green Design Competition which was a city wide design competition to turn vacant lots into green spaces. So Walker presented the idea of creating a for profit urban flower farm to the competition, was awarded $63,000 and Tha Flower Factory was born.

Tha Pollinator
Tha Pollinator

 After being a winner of The Growing Green Design Competition in 2014 walker spent the entire year of 2015 getting all the necessary permits from Baltimore City. Here in 2016 is the farm's first growing season and now the opening of the farm! With this being Walker's first farm there were many oversights that were unseen in the beginning that he is now realizing are becoming bigger and bigger issues. And that is why we are here now! We are looking to rise $10,000 for the farm to get:

Farm Truck

Drip Irrigation 

Tools and Supplies 

Arbor 

We would greatly appreciate any amount of donating to go towards those items and we pledge to keep your donated money in the Baltimore area to help support other small businesses.

Tha Seeder
Tha Seeder

                           Follow us at  www.thaflowerfactory.com

                                       Lets Grow Together!

Video by Shot Glass City                                  Music by Novus Black

Risks and challenges

There are many obstacles to creating an urban farm, some unseen and some you can spot a mile away. Tha Flower Factory is no exception to that with many challenges faced and many more to come.

Delivering Flowers

You would think this would be a no-brainer but without a vehicle to delivery the flowers it makes it difficult to get the business off the ground. As well as bringing materials to and from the farm. A farm isn't a farm without a farm truck.

Permitting

This was a challenge that was unseen at the beginning of TFF. It took over a year to get all the necessary permits and approvals from various departments in Baltimore City.

Watering

Now we know that this doesn't seem like it could be an issue but just imagine having to water hundreds of plants on a hot summer day. It takes almost 2 hours!

Being Cooked

The location of the farm is one of its stand out points but also is a big issue for us. Now we know farming is not an easy job but it doesnt make it easier when you have no place on site to get relief from the summer sun.

The Right Tool For The Job

This can turn a simple job into brain surgery. Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference and when you dont have tools well thats a huge challenge. For example hand weeding vs using a scuffle hoe one takes days the other minutes!

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    Tha Seeder

    Every plant has to start with a seed and Tha Seeder is the one who sows it.

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    Tha Germinator

    Tha Germinator is the person who begins the process of growth from seed to plant. You provide the sunlight that we need to grow.

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    Tha Grower

    Tha Grower is the one who cares after a plant for it to blossom. By giving the love every plant needs.

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    Tha Pollinator

    Tha Pollinator is the bee we depend on to breed Tha Flower Factory into a place of beauty our community needs.

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