We want to create a fun, safe environment for city kids to learn hands-on about urban farming, living sustainably and good nutrition.
About Our Farm
Our City Farm is a biodiverse urban farm in St. Louis, Missouri growing heirloom produce and raising heritage hens in a sustainale manner on a once vacant lot. In just two short year, Our City Farm has grown from just a few raised beds to 60 raised beds, (3) 50-foot beds, 6 dwarf fruit trees and a solar powered, heated hydroponic greenhouse. We support a 30 member CSA, a few restaurants and markets.
We started our farm in the city because we felt it was important for our customers and the community to actually see how their food was grown. In June 2014, we want to introduce younger members of our community to our farm and give them the opportunity to learn, first-hand about the food they eat and how it's produced while giving them the opportunity to put what they've learned into practice.
Our City Farm is asking for $4,500 to start a day camp program that will introduce children, ages 5 to 13 to urban agriculture.The entire project will cost $8150. The funds will be used to create an environment that is safe, fun as well as educational.
- 75% of the money collected will go towards external and internal fencing, gates and locks.
- 15% to be used to install green lavatory facilities, such as a composting toilet and wash area.
- 10% will be used to create a shade structure that will be used for snacks, lunches and activities with kids out of the hot summer sun.
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We are working with farm-to-table teachers to develop a curiculum that is suitable for the range of age groups that we will be working with. Some of the obsticles and challenges we may face in completing this project come in the form of outreach. Our goal is to work with existing community groups to ensure that our project is successful.
UPDATE ON OUR PREVIOUS PROJECT- GROW OUR CITY FARM
Open House for Backers (Reward Pickup)
October 6, 2013
It has been quite a while since our last update and so many wonderful things have happened. The farm has grown in so many ways and this curent season has been extremely successful.
We bought the property in the city and were able to get the adjacent property as well. Towards the end of the last season, we received a grant to cover half of the cost of bringing city water to the farm ($6,000). The water made all the difference for this season. Our heated greenhouse means that we can grow at the farm through the winter and a hydroponic system allows us to do it more efficiently. To run the system, we'll be putting in solar power.
I feel that I can go on and on about all of the awesome changes and additions at the farm, but I would like to invite you all out to see it first hand! Sunday, October 20th we will be hosting an Open Farm at 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM. We will have refreshments and snacks and the opportunity to pick up your rewards (if you have not already received them). Of course, if you cannot make it, we will still send your rewards via postal mail.
We hope you can make it to this event so you can see what YOU helped to make possible!
Our City Farm - 4539 Delmar Blvd, 63108
Sunday, October 20th, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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