A new partnership for urban farm

A new partnership for urban farm

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday, Aug. 2 to officially launch the new partnership between the City of Trenton and the Mercer County Park Commission to operate Capital City Farm in Trenton’s North Ward. The property at 301 North Clinton Ave. was acquired in 2014 by the City of Trenton, using open space funding provided by Mercer County, and soon thereafter was cleaned up and improved for farming.

From left, Aaron T. Watson, Park Commission Executive Director; Park Commission employees Logan Davis, farm manager, and Walter Roberts, farm laborer; Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora; County Executive Brian M. Hughes; Trenton Councilwoman Marge Caldwell-Wilson; Jay Watson, a Senior Director at the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and a catalyst for the farm’s creation; and Barbara George Johnson, Executive Director of the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy at Kean University and member of the Garden State Agrihood Project team. | Photo provided by Mercer County

Today, under a recently executed agreement whereby the City will maintain ownership of the property and the Park Commission will staff and manage the farm, Capital City Farm grows healthy food, much of which is donated to the adjacent Trenton Area Soup Kitchen; offers learning and employment opportunities to Trenton residents; and maintains an open and green landscape to the surrounding neighborhood.

Click HERE to check out the latest art commission currently installed at the Capital City Farm.

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