Introducing Courtney Leeds of Schoolyard Farms in Milwaukie, OR

We’re excited to publish a new Farmer Profile of an inspiring beginning farmer every few weeks on the NYFC blog to help showcase the breadth and vision of the next generation of agricultural leaders. Teaching the kids how to fish-in transplants I’m Courtney Leeds, cofounder & director of Schoolyard Farms, a one acre urban farm in the schoolyard of Candy Lane Elementary in Milwaukie, OR. Read More  Read More

From Strip Mall to Urban Farm: New Directions for Holland, Michigan

What an innovation! Eighth Day Farm in Holland, Michigan is undertaking an unusual urban farming technique: growing crops in a used strip mall.  They plan to replace more than an acre of old, unused blacktop replace fertile soil, and grow a new business on the site.  The hope is that, as the farm continues to develop, the increased traffic flow and activity will give the strip mall new life, perhaps encouraging businesses to return to the area. Photo... Read More

Introducing Big Muddy Farm of Omaha, NE

Big Muddy Urban Farm is a small-scale farm located within the city limits of Omaha, Nebraska. In Winter 2011 we met, formed our collective, wrote and signed our Partnership Agreement and started Big Muddy Urban Farm. For our first season we are offering a 25-member CSA program, selling at three local farmer’s markets, hosting free workshops at our growing sites, experimenting with value added products, and building relationships with a few local... Read More