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City Farm TLH breaks ground in Tallahassee's Greater Bond community

Posted at 1:57 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 17:29:38-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee's first urban farm is coming to the Greater Bond Neighborhood.

Mayor John Dailey and City Commissioners were in attendance Monday at the first City Farm TLH with a groundbreaking event held at the vacant City-owned parcel at 530 Kissimmee Street.

The site will soon house Tallahassee's future urban farm and entrepreneurial training program.

“City Farm TLH is a creative way to turn an underutilized property into a community asset. We are excited to see this pilot urban farm take shape and create a sustainable urban farming business certificate program to encourage local entrepreneurship,” Mayor John Dailey said.

Funded by a Knight Foundation grant, officials say City Farm TLH is part of the City’s "Vacant to Vibrant” initiative aimed at repurposing vacant properties.

The pilot farm will help provide affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to the surrounding neighborhood as well as provide a site for the innovative urban farming and entrepreneurship elements of the program.

Recruitment will begin soon for the entrepreneurial training program. They say preference will be given to residents who live in Greater Bond.

City officials say fall planting will also begin soon.

The City Farm TLH team will be at the Southside Farmers Market on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 2-6 p.m. to answer questions and share more information about City Farm TLH. The Southside Farmers Market is held at the Walker-Ford Community Center, 2301 Pasco Street.