Ever dreamt of a city filled with vegetables and fruits? Stop dreaming and come see it in action!
Implemented by the Delaware Urban Farm Coalition in 2008, the 12th and Brandywine Urban Farm, located in the 11th Street Bridge neighborhood, is Wilmington’s premier urban farm. Just finishing up its fourth growing season, 12th and Brandywine 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 special 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 production component of 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 leader in the sustainable foods movement, receiving the prestigious Garden Club of America Founders Fund Award in 2010. TheDCH staff have also been nationally honored for their dedication and leadership in this growing movement.
Gardening meets the CDC’s requirements for “moderate intensity exercise."
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