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Urban Farming with a Social Mission

October 22, 2020, Salt Lake City, YouTube Video 18:00 Tour with Farm Director, James Loomis

James Loomis, Farm Director takes Sophie Silverstone and Emily Spacek of CATALYST Magazine on a tour of the Wasatch Community Gardens (WCG) Green Phoenix Farm, looking at the permaculture design, and how different pollinator habitats help the output of the garden. WCG takes part in growing food for community programs as well as a job training program for women experiencing homelessness as well as single mothers experiencing poverty.

September 3, 2014, Denver, Colorado, YouTube Video 4:31

Way-to-Grow in partnership with GroundWork Denver engages children in growing their own food.

November 30, 2016 Article by James Loomis - 2 pages

Wasatch Community Gardens’ downtown Green Team Farm is a job and an education for seven women facing homelessness, led by James Loomis.

April 30, 2021 Article by Hailey Brookins and Ian Nadel - 10 pages

This is an article on how urban farms can better measure their impact to provide accurate information to legislatures. See full transcript here

August 9, 2016, by Michael Ableman

Street Farm is the inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia—one of the worst urban slums in North America—who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood. It is a story of recovery, of land and food, of people, and of the power of farming and nourishing others as a way to heal our world and ourselves.

October 28, 2019, Article by James Loomis - 2 pages

This article describes the “Seeds of Success” program at Wasatch Community Gardens. The Green Team Farm was born, and it has succeeded in transforming both the ecology of the area in which the farm is located as well as the lives of the individuals cultivating it.

April 21, 2020, by Michael Ableman

In Farm the City, Michael Ableman, the "Spartacus of Sustainable Food Activism," offers a guide to setting up and running a successful urban farm, derived from the success of Sole Food Street Farms, one of the largest urban agriculture enterprises in North America. Sole Food Street Farms spans four acres of land in Vancouver, produces 25 tons of food annually, provides meaningful work for dozens of disadvantaged people, and has improved the surrounding community in countless ways. Coverage includes:

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