|Bernadette Orr, director, |
Community Building & Organizing
I started the visit in Philly, where New Kensington CDC (NKCDC) was hosting guests from Argenta CDC North Little Rock, Arkansas. Mary Beth Bowman, Agenta CDC's executive director, and Shanta Nunn-Baro, their resource development and IDA manager, came up from Little Rock to learn more about what NKCDC has done to “green” their neighborhood. In particular, they wanted to learn about urban farming – something they hope to replicate back home.
|Teens 4 Good mint plant. Teens 14-18 years old|
produce about 3000 lbs of food on this lot every year.
|The weekly farmers market attracts |
500-1000 customers each week.
|This produce for NKCDCs farm to families program is |
worth at least twice the $10 charged.