University of Maryland Extension

Urban Farming Tour

Wednesday, May. 7, 2014 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Big City Farms, Whitelock Community Farm and Spike Gjerde's Parts and Labor Restaurant
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Urban Farming Tours at Big City Farms, Whitelock Community Farm, and Spike Gjerde's Parts & Labor Restaurant

Wednesday, May 7, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Big City Farms - Strength to Love - 1828 Lorman St, Baltimore, MD 21217 (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Whitelock Community Farm - 930 Whitelock St, Baltimore, MD 21217 (5:15 pm - 6:15 pm)
Parts & Labor Restaurant - 2600 N Howard St Baltimore, MD 21218 (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
Future Harvest CASA Members $15; Nonmembers $30


Beginning at Big City Farms - Strength to Love in the Sandtown neighborhood, see the ½ acre hoop house operation (started by Real Food Founder and Future Harvest member), next drive to Whitelock Community Farm in Reservoir Hill, another community farm. Both farms aim to create local food, build community, educate and create jobs and volunteer opportunities. Finally, head north to the new Parts & Labor Restaurant and Butchery Shop at Remington to hear about Spike's "approach to returning maximum value to small-scale growers, who were trying to do the right thing". Lite snack and local beer tasting included. Feel free to stay for dinner at the restaurant or purchase items at the market store at your own cost. Registration will be capped at 40 people. Register online by logging in to our website, and please email Andrea with any issues regarding registration.

Tour schedule:

4:00-5:00 pm Sandtown: 1800 block of Kavanaugh Street, between Monroe and Fulton Streets. Big City Farms (BCF), a Baltimore-based, vertically-integrated urban farming company and Certified B Corporation, is building a national network of urban farms that create good jobs for worker-owners, transforming neighborhoods by improving vacant and blighted urban land, and producing ultra-local, healthy food using sustainable, biological growing methods in its network of hoophouse farms selling to restaurants, institutions, grocers, and individual consumers.

5:15-6:15 pm Whitelock Community Farm: On Whitelock and Brookfield Avenue in the Druid Hill Park neighborhood. Their mission is to pursue affordable sustainable fresh food sources, provide neighborhood job creation, and help revitalize the neighborhood through greening and positive community activity.

6:30-8:00 pm Parts & Labor Restaurant: Spike and Amy's Parts & Labor Restaurant in the Remington neighborhood: Parts & Labor is a full-service butcher shop and restaurant located on 2600 N. Howard Street, in Baltimore, MD. Spike has offered to lead us on a tour of the new facility and provide a lite snack and tasting of local beers. Feel free to stay for dinner at the restaurant, or purchase items at the market store at your own cost.

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer for this event!

Thank you to MARBIDCO for sponsoring this event!

Future Harvest CASA Members $15; Nonmembers $30
Cathy Tipper
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