Empowering Young People

COMMUNITY URBAN FARM

 
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Farmer Fredo standing inside the Hoss Tools Sustainable Living Center’s Demonstration Market Garden at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA. Showcasing an example of 1/4 acre Community Urban Farm.

Coming the Fall of 2019, The partnership between Flint River Fresh and the Dougherty County School can create a unique opportunity to co-locate educational programs and large scale food production on school grounds.

The DOCO Community Fresh Farm is a one-acre organic vegetable farm established on the grounds of a Dougherty County School.

We want to grow as much food as possible on these grounds for school meals and assist families in need. We will also use it as training ground to teach others especially young people how to grow food for themselves.

The farm could produce an average of 10,000 lbs of food a year, and provides fresh produce to:

  • the school cafeteria, where 100% of students receive Free/Reduced Lunch, through a Farm to Cafeteria program,

  • families in the community through a Fresh Produce Box program, a pre-made produce box filled with 6 to 8 locally grown fruits and vegetables (15 of shares are allocated for low-income households),

  • a low-cost weekly Youth Farm Stand manned by 6th grade interns on Wednesdays after school

  • cooking demonstrations and classes

  • produce donations to the school food pantry, backpack program, community food relief programs in Dougherty County, and special school events.

DOCO Community Fresh Farms will host numerous educational programs and community events throughout the year, including workshops, field trips, tours, farm camp, an after-school enrichment program, internships, apprenticeships, and volunteer days for all ages.