TrifoodHack Takes Over Homegrown City Farm


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Wednesday night TrifoodHack got together at Homegrown City Farm in Durham. Homegrown City Farm is run by Maryah Smith-Overman and Collier Reeves and the gracious hosts gave the group a tour of their farm, talked about what they hope to achieve while allowing us to pick and taste as we moved along.  They are currently growing on two ¼ acre lots in East Durham. They will be selling to local restuarants,  South Durham Farmers Market and Eric Bowen’s online farmers market GoMarket. They grow a variety of vegetables and flowers, I took home some of the best salads greens from their farm that I have ever tasted. Homegrown City Farm

I was impressed by the turnout and the meaningful conversations I had with people new to the group and those back for a second time. I learned about Jo Pelligra’s Company, SPREAD and was able to taste how good her nut based spreads are. Spread can be found at LOMO Market and GoMarket. Kevin McDonough talked about his background and the urban farm he has started up in Durham.  Maurice Small brainstormed with Maryah and Collier about ways to spread the word about their farm. I also learned about the Rosenwald Schools and the work that Melanie Allen does preserving their history. Homegrown Greenhouse

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I spoke with some other amazing people, made some great connections and ate some great food.  I look forward to  our next event in July. Stay tuned for information about the time and place of the next meeting. You can “like” the group on Facebook to stay in the loop on events and how how members are hacking the system

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    […] Hacking is a very simple ethos: let’s make something happen. We don’t always have exactly the right tool and sometimes what we want to do is in a legally grey area. Prominent examples include farms like Homegrown City Farms and Darko Urban Farm that until recent moves by the city and county of Durham, NC were selling vegetables from their urban farm illegally.  […]

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