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Summer Solstice - Time to Celebrate the Light in You!

Happy Summer Solstice! 🔆 The Summer solstice reminds us to celebrate and nourish the light within each of us. It is a great time for reflection and to remember just how far we've come on this journey. Only about 3 summers ago we had just expanded to our first side lot and had 21 short rows of produce and were still watering using one rainwater tank and our residential water hose and an overhead sprinkler! That year we grew and distributed over 600lbs of produce and we're feeling super proud. Wow, look how far we've come! Fountain Heights Farms has grown to 4 farm lots, an aquaponics learning center, an urban mushroom farm, and plans for an urban orchard and...

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Fountain Heights Farms 2021 Impact Report

It's been an incredibly challenging year, with the continuing pandemic and resulting economic challenges, people in the Fountain Heights community already experiencing poverty had even greater unfulfilled needs.   Our own family didn't escape the financial challenges of this year but were able to make ends meet thanks to the farming and land justice Braiding Seeds Fellowship that Dominique was awarded midyear. Even with our challenges, we remain incredibly grateful of all the support we received and have been able to give, our community, our friendships, and all we have been able to accomplish this year. In 2021 we have grown to four neighborhood-based farm spaces, built an aquaponics learning center with the support of a Farmers of Color Network Infrastructure Grant from RAFI-USA,  have distributed 10,802+ pounds of...

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Help us grow the Heart of our Farm💚

Help us build the heart of our farm! Be a part of our next big project!  We are: - adding an ADA accessible bathroom for the farm,  - building a post-harvest wash station that gets us closer to USDA GAP certification. - building neighborhood learning spaces where children and adults can come to learn about farming and the environment, share their wisdom, and nurture our cultural traditions. - creating a shared office for our team - opening a neighborhood Farmer's Market that will serve the needs of the community, AND  - adding a commercial kitchen where community members can come to prepare meals, learn new recipes, safely prepare value-added foods like jams, hot sauce, and other goods that can be...

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