About Our Farm
On June 2013, Strength to Love 2 farm opened with the hope to provide job opportunities in the Sandtown-Winchester community as well as to address another serious problem often plaguing city neighborhoods, food deserts. Strength To Love 2 started as part of Intersection of Change, a non-profit started by Elder C.W. Harris and his wife Amelia Harris. Strength to Love is a community based urban farm that has successfully transformed vacant land into an operational farm, growing organic produce for local consumption. Strength to Love 2 focuses on growing organic leafy greens such as arugula, and variety of lettuce but also produces okra, mustard greens, kale, turnips, radish, beets, a variety of peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and many others on 1.5 acres in Baltimore City.
Our mission: To create places of belonging and a supportive community for persons who have been incarcerated and to challenge unjust systems of incarceration and re-entry.
From the Farmers…
Clayton: “Growing in Baltimore city is magical. Watching the plants grow is just so exciting. Every time I see a hoop house full of produce It’s like whoa! We’re actually doing it! When you step inside one of the 16 greenhouses on the property, the noise of the city fades. We call it tunnel vision. You get in here and everything else starts to fall away.”
Stuart: “I was raised in an agricultural hub of California, the Central Valley, but it wasn’t until I served with Peace Corps that my interest in farming grew. Regardless of where you are, a rural African village, or a bustling city center, I realized the centuries old saying to be paramount, ‘When the last fish eaten and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money.’ Without sustainable farms, farming, and a supportive community no one can thrive.”
Where We Grow
1800 block of Lorman Street between Monroe and Fulton Streets in the Sandtown-Winchester community
Where We Sell
Waverly Farmers Market
Fresh at the Avenue Market with No Boundaries Coalition
Corner Markets in Sandtown-Winchester Fresh at the Avenue Market
Fresh at the Avenue Market
Field trips and visits are available for any age group, elementary through college, professionals to novices are welcome to come on down and see what we are up to in Sandtown.