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Texas: Square Mile using urban farming to cultivate growth in San Jacinto

Square Mile urban farm.

“Help bring produce, healthy food, into the community as well as teach people how to use this farming method themselves, so they can bring in supplemental income and we can really foster a little bit of economic development.”

By Nicolette Perrone
News Channel 10
Nov 1, 2017

Excerpt:

What began over the summer as concrete and dirt, has now become a farm that just had its first harvest.

The farm is providing residents with keys to economic growth and health to reinvent San Jacinto as a vibrant part of Amarillo.

“It just has a corner store, convenience store and liquor stores. You don’t have access to fresh foods, you only have processed foods,” said Clark. “You have higher rates of diabetes, you have a lot of health related issues and behavior related issues with kids in schools that are getting too much sugar.”

The produce grown at Square Mile is organic and chemical free. After covering the crops during the cold, Square Mile and Nuke City Veg, who gardens the farm, took back the low poly tunnels – unveiling crops from collard greens to root vegetables.

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