Hello and welcome to the inaugural Lincoln Park Community Farm(LPCF) Blog. We are very excited about our upcoming growing season and want to share our interesting experiences and insights, with you, of a sometimes curious and always intriguing life on an urban farm. We intend our posts to be mostly relevant, sometimes humorous, and at all times original.
In addition to practical “how to’s” and a little ‘what not to do’, we’ll highlight the unique nature of urban agriculture and its foundational implications on local and global human health, community development, and environmental sustainability. We are not farming experts, yet. Just a rag tag team of designers, builders, a neighborhood sustainability intern, world travelers, former coffee farmers, antarctica research contractor and vertical hydroponic wall enthusiasts, experimenting with a myriad of technical and social ways to creating a farming place that is a welcoming community space.
Our hypothesis is that a community growing food is sustaining its obvious human physical needs while simultaneously providing emotional wealth and individual happiness. When you have a moment, please review the blog for additional information on the history of the farm, its parent organization LPCCD and how to get involved.
Finally, as this is a working farm in the center of Newark, we are looking for members to get involved and purchase fresh produce. Our season will open on June 29th, so please click on the CSA title, read all about our process, purchase options, and complete an application. Where else can you get this fresh of food grown right here in the City of Newark? We hope to see you out there soon.
Rob W Sustainability Director