Shalom Farms Planting a Northside Farm

Shalom Farms Planting a Northside Farm

Old MacDonald had a farm and it was located on the Northside and it served up great vegetables, e-i-e-i-o.

From the Shalom Farms Website:

We are excited to announce the creation of a brand new position at Shalom Farms as part of our next expansion project. In 2018 we will launch a second farm site, centrally located in Richmond’s Northside on property belonging to Union Seminary. Like our Powhatan site, the “Westwood site” will produce hundreds of thousands of servings of fruits and vegetables with the support of thousands of annual volunteers. While the farm will maintain a focus on productivity, the highly accessible location and scale of the site will allow for innovative collaborations with new and existing partners ranging from Richmond Public Schools to Union Seminary. With 5 virgin acres and the ability for in-ground production, the farm will be the largest operation of its kind within the city, and one of the largest in the region.

If you follow that link above you can read about what it would take to become their Westwood Site Farm Manager.

About Shalom Farms:

Shalom Farms is a regional food access and community development project started in 2008 by United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond (UMUMR). The concept grew out of conversations with Camp Westview on the James and other community partners, who recognized the need for broader food justice work and a desire to use Westview’s rural resources to better serve urban Richmond.

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