Garden of Eden Urban Farming
Advocacy and Project Development
- We are motivated by social issues stemming from the urban food desert, consisting of communities that are poorly served by the usual food distribution and marketing system with its vicious circle of poor nutrition and economic decline.
- We develop urban vertical gardening projects—usually but not exclusively employing hydroponic technology—in cooperation with local firms and non-profits.
- We build awareness and acceptance of healthy diets and local production.
- We develop new economic engines in disadvantaged communities.
- We provide guidance regarding capital formation, equipment, logistics, training, production, distribution and management skills. Each local producer provides space, personnel and local transportation and networking.
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- We train technicians, managers and entrepreneurs with hands-on and classroom experience in soil-free gardening.
- We expose growers and students to a wide range of crops, equipment and media.
- We explore how to make crop choices based on market research.
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- Vegetable Production
- We encourage and support multiple methods of hydroponic cultivation.
- We operate urban, vertical farms independently or under contract with sponsoring businesses and non-governmental organizations.
- Our current empasis is on microgreens, the highly nutritious early stage of various vegetables.
- Systems, Equipment, Supplies and Consultation
- We supply affiliated growers with the technical equipment, supplies and consultation needed for success.
- Our production tracking, marketing and management information system will be available in 2020 to help us help local producers increase their success.
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Staff & Member Updates
Michael E. Twiggs 24-Jun-2021
Is the food system racist? Urban farmer Karen Washington coined the phrase ‘food apartheid’. Now the Bronx-based activist says a shift of power is urgent. www.agritecture.com
Michael E. Twiggs 25-May-2021
We're taking microgreen and herb production to a whole new level. The commercial Urban Cultivator makes it possible to grow healthy, nutritious greens all year round.
Rees Clark 18-Feb-2021
We're working with a local school district to implement an indoor gardening curriculum featuring microgreens and varied leafy greens, too.
Rees Clark 28-Oct-2020
Make your own fertilizer and cut your heat bill at the same time! If you have about 50 sq ft (4.6m^2) in your back yard you can build your own biodigester. www.ecosnippets.com
Rees Clark 03-Jun-2020
Herbs are delicious, versatile and prime for long-term preservation. Here (Wa. Post) are some ideas to use the bounty. www.washingtonpost.com