This will be our second season growing during covid lockdown. This season comes with its challenges as for starters, we lost our propagation greenhouse last season.
One of the greatest challenges we have faced continually in urban farming is the fact that we don’t own most of our growing space.
In 2021, we have increased our seasonal growing capacity to a quarter of an acre. This is very exciting as we now can increase our farm shares obligations from 75 to 100. Not to mention how many crops we can now add to our season.
One of the greatest challenges we have faced continually in urban farming is the fact that we don’t own most of our growing space. This is a great exposure for us, vulnerable if you might say. For example, in season 2 back in 2018, we lost 7,500 sqf during the season turnaround. That’s significant because it complicates the growing capacity of our operation and greatly affects our farmshare obligations
What we are constantly working on is to minimize these exposures and build an infrastructure that will give us an established strong base. This way, we can gain or lose space without worrying about it.
This season, we have invested on a second structure called a hoop house from Farmers Friends LLC. This structure, not only will it reside in our co-founder’s backyard, it’ll help us with strengthening our shoulder season growing capacity.