Spring: Salad mix, Spinach, and Peas
Summer: Tomatoes, Peppers, Potatoes, Beets, Squash, Carrots, and Beans
I love bringing farming to an urban, high-traffic, unconventional location. It’s important for children to interact with nature and food, and to see the life processes that happen on a farm, and especially a microfarm.
We heard about a microfarm project as we were considering what to do with the Community Garden our family started. It was a natural, lateral move to transition into a full-fledged urban microfarm as we partnered with OSU and the FFAR for funding and training, which helped formed the basis of RGO. We haven’t looked back since!
RGO has greatly benefitted my life and family. We all came in to this as new farmers with various levels of expertise and experience. As we worked together to form the Gro-Op and build our farms from the ground up, our interconnectedness really had an opportunity to shine. We are independent, but we have a collective interest in seeing this project work and be successful. None of us, in that regard, can do this alone.
We are thrilled to be the first homestead urban farmers in Richland County, and we strive not only to provide fresh, high quality produce, but lead by example in the natural, organic locally-minded processes of farming, permaculture, youth interaction, positive neighborhood connections and a healthier living environment for all.