Wilson Street Farm - Update & Hoop House

On Saturday afternoon supporters of what's quickly becoming the city's largest urban farm met on Wilson Street and assembled a hoop house. Mark & Janice Stevens have entered into a cooperative agreement with the Community Action Organization to build and eventually own this structure. Earlier this year the CAO received federal stimulus dollars to help promote healthier eating and dietary practices in some of Buffalo's poorest and at-risk neighborhoods. The farm's new hoop house is a direct result of this program.
University at Buffalo professors, neighbors and family members were on hand to help.
In a case that was widely celebrated in the local activist and blogging community, fixBuffalo readers may remember the Stevens entered into a model renewable land-use agreement with the City of Buffalo last Spring. According to Mark the hoop house will extend the farms growing season and will first be put to use late in the winter for a head start on next year's harvest.
Make sure to check out the Wilson Street Urban Farm blog and Face Book group.
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