Ever dreamt of a city filled with vegetables and fruits? Stop dreaming and come see it in action!
Implemented by the Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition in 2008, the 12th and Brandywine Urban Farm, located in the 11th Street Bridge neighborhood, is Wilmington’s first urban farm. The farm known as "a community growing together" is an impressive testimony to the power of urban agriculture. Consisting of a traditional community growing space for 19 neighborhood families and a commercial production area, 12th and Brandywine is a creative approach to neighborhoods producing their own healthy, fresh, and local food.
Offering a green flavor to the area, 12th and Brandywine brings the community together with its weekly produce market during the growing season. Managed by a DCH part-time grower, the urban farm operates as a teaching space for many city youth and adults alike. Contact Tara Tracy, Urban Agriculture Manager, for more information.
The urban farm has been recognized as a national and regional leader, receiving the Garden Club of America's Founders Fund Award in 2010 and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society's Community Greening Award in 2012. TheDCH staff have also been nationally honored for their dedication and leadership in this growing movement.
Photo credit TCDavis (School Bus Photo) All others from TheDCH.
A well tended vegetable garden yields a $500 return when accounting for the market price of produce and an average gardener’s investment.
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