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Delaware Urban Farm Offers Residents Oasis to Grow Crops in Food Desert

November 8, 2016 |
Adrienne Spencer, Farm Manager of Wilmington Delaware-based E.D. Robinson Urban Farm  at 12th & Brandywine. Photo courtesy of E.D. Robinson Urban Farm.

Adrienne Spencer, Farm Manager of Wilmington Delaware-based E.D. Robinson Urban Farm  at 12th & Brandywine. Photo courtesy of E.D. Robinson Urban Farm.

Once a blighted lot strewn with trash, today the E. D. Robinson Urban Farm at 12th & Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware consists of 600 sq. ft. of intergenerational community garden space and 1,400 sq. ft. of commercial growing space.

Managed by Adrienne Spencer, an amiable and well-connected neighborhood bartender turned passionate advocate for urban farming, the E. D. Robinson Urban Farm provides elderly and low income residents with fresh fruits and vegetables, beautifies the local landscape, and is paving the way for a brighter future.

Named for the late City Councilman and neighborhood activist Eric Robinson and the 11th Street Bridge community, E. D. Robinson Urban Farm was founded in 2009 as Wilmington’s first urban farm. The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH), a nonprofit membership organization that mobilizes and inspires community greening statewide in urban and suburban environments founded and supports the farm.  Read More