THE URBAN FARM INITIATIVE
WITH OUR URBAN FARMING INITIATIVE WE’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The simple act of growing food has the unique ability to empower individuals. Why? Because the ability to provide for oneself, to nurture our bodies, to do so with own hands, offers us a much needed therapeutic task, a boots-on-the ground learning experience and an appreciation for the food we eat. And when we do this as a community, it unites us in a bond as neighbors, as one cohesive team, working for the common good of our community.
At From Mary With Love, Inc., our Urban Farming Initiative will grow fresh produce year-round in a controlled environment, packed full of nutrition and at the highest standards for food quality and safety. The produce will be pesticide, herbicide and GMO free, and we’ll use 95% less water to grow our crops. Perhaps best of all, our produce will be grown in the same community where it will be consumed, which reduces transportation cost, reduces our carbon footprint and helps to address the “food desert” problem that exist in our urban communities.
Additionally, our farm will utilize the latest in state of the art hydroponic growing technology, and will employ individuals from the community to be trained as farm managers, technicians, produce harvesters, cleaners and packagers.
As a result, the community will have a reliable and affordable supply of fresh produce year round which will impact for the better, the lives of so many families in the community.