Empower Project is a Black-led permaculture farm whose mission is to empower communities towards self-liberation through food sovereignty and education while emphasizing environmental stewardship.
We got off to a rocky start in our first year due to COVID-19 but we pulled through!! We have been able to bring on CSA members, find a wholesaler and donate food all in our first season!
We have been able to make donations to our friends at Bmore Community Food who are serving Baltimore residents experiencing food insecurity. We have also been able to provide food for Real Food Farm who is doing great work providing for the elderly community also experiencing food insecurity.
Just last week we were able to donate 60 lbs of food to Bmore Community Food!
We want to continue our work addressing food apartheid in our city, but we are currently land insecure!
We want your help in acquiring land for the benefit of assisting BIPOC with food scarcity, food education and the opportunity for programming.
With your donations, we will be putting a down-payment on a piece of property in the county so that we can expand our production, while still bringing our food into Baltimore City (we intend to keep our same relationships and hopefully expand to reach public school, hospitals and prisons).
Furthermore, our hope is to build a community center on the property in order to house apprenticeship and intern programs, workshops, tours and more, specifically aimed to improve the lives of BIPOC.
We are in the midst of working with banks and the USDA in order to receive a loan to purchase property, so we need your help now! We hope to purchase property by the fall so that we can start preparing the land for 2021!
We do not believe that the threat of food insecurity is going to go away any time soon, and in fact will probably continue to get worse with the state of our national health.
Help us make a difference by growing more food and getting it to the people who truly need it.
Visit us at empowerprojectbmore.com or on FB @EmpowerProjectBaltimore to see what we have going on!
- Robin Schwartz
- Cristina Cosentino
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Raised $735 from 11 donations
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