CommonWealth Urban Farms, in Oklahoma City, uses gardening and food to connect neighbors and enliven the community. Acknowledging the fact that modern agricultural practices contribute to climate change, the farm is dedicated to finding a different way to grow the food we eat. In addition to growing vegetables and cut flowers, the organization offers workshops and learning events on gardening, composting and urban farming.
Utilizing urban agrarianism, CommonWealth Urban Farms has a quarter of an acre of land spread out over six city lots. The land is farmed intensively, and it takes a substantial amount of time and staff to keep it going. The project has seen income increases each year, but the staff continues to seek innovative ways to support the local ecosystem, broaden revenue streams and prevent burnout. The organization attributes its success to the company’s exceptional volunteers and staff.
CommonWealth promotes sustainability within the community through composting, rainwater harvesting, growing food locally and education initiatives. In the last eight years, hundreds of people have been inspired to do their part for the environment through tours, workshops, apprenticeships and volunteer/learning events. The farm also helps prevent tons of waste from going to the landfill.
Location: 3310 N. Ollie Ave. For more information, call 405-524-1864 or visit CommonWealthUrbanFarms.com.