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Urban Farming in Newark: Lincoln Park Community Farm Launch

Urban Farming in Newark: Lincoln Park Community Farm Launch from Leo Aristimuno | Newark Mosaic.

Video of the opening by Leo Aristimuno

Leo Aristimuno
Newark Mosaic
Assistant Professor of Video Production & Media Studies
Rutgers University in Newark

July 19th, 2010

NEWARK, N.J., July 19, 2010 – Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) joined by Joe Atchison of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Jazz trumpeter James Gibbs III of the 5th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival, FEMWORKS, and Newark’s Harvest Table Restaurant launched the Lincoln Park Community Farm (LPCF) last week. Paying only $20 a week, a long list of residents have become members in the farm’s community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Through the CSA, city residents receive a share of the harvest every week from July through late September 2010. “The Lincoln Park Community Farm is an impressive example of what urban farming can be in New Jersey,” stated Joe Atchison. Membership in the farm is available on a rolling basis.

“The Lincoln Park Community Farm CSA program gives residents an affordable alternative to expensive organic produce at supermarkets and it addresses the dearth of fresh produce available in many of Newark’s neighborhoods,” says Baye Adofo-Wilson, Executive Director of LPCCD. Lincoln Park Community Farm uses raised-bed and hydroponic farming methods to yield an array of vegetables, fruit, and herbs including: Zucchini, basil, oregano, Thyme, Kale, Collards, red and green lettuce, romaine, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, mustard greens, okra, cucumbers, radishes, beans, beets, broccoli, chard, watermelon, cantaloupe, and carrots.

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