Emerald Street Urban Farm Project is a neighborhood run urban farm/garden founded by Elissa Ruse and Patrick Dunn in 2009. Patrick and Elissa joined with their neighbors and reclaimed 5 vacant lots on thecorner of Emerald and Dauphin Streets. The space was originally filled with trash, a broken VW van and overgrown with weeds.
Now there are 5 raised beds, which grow all kinds of produce. In 2010 there are plans for planting a mini orchard and perennial berry, herb and flower garden. Also, in 2010 one bed was opened up to community members and 4 plots were created for personal gardening. ESUF holds farm stands every other Saturday starting May 8th on location. In addition they hold workshops and events on a monthly basis. Through community outreach and education, ESUF hopes to directly connect people to the food they eat and the neighbors they share it with.
Love is in the Veggies! Come grow some Love with us!