We grow in an urban setting because we care about biological diversity and transparency where we live and want to share this with others. We care about converting unproductive short-root grasses (Kentucky Bluegrass) to productive and vibrant urban food centers. We want to show that small-scale urban farming is a viable way to earn a living in today's world. The visibility of urban farms is critical in the value it adds to the community and we enjoy sharing these experiences with our neighbors.
From the microbes that aid in our digestion to the microbes in the soil that create bio-available nutrients for our vegetables, microbial and biological diversity is the foundation of our health and well-being. If we want our food systems to be sustainable, we need thousands of small-scale farmers to start growing food and supporting this biological diversity. We need this to happen in rural communities, but also in our cities.