Take our farm for what? (BALTIMORE)

Take our farm for what? (BALTIMORE)

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Black Yield Institute started this petition to Housing Authority of Baltimore City

Land insecurity is real. In the midst of a global pandemic, black people are already having a difficult time accessing fresh, healthy produce. Cherry Hill Urban Community Garden, a farm in the Cherry Hill community, is being actively threatened with closure by the landowner, Housing Authority of Baltimore City. There are pending circumstances resulting in the land being taken away from the current stewards. Removing a proven community asset doesn’t make any sense, right? 

The land is the prime opportunity to address food insecurity since it was going to be vacant anyway. Why not grow food on the land? The Housing Authority of Baltimore City should give the farm more time so that we can address an issue that the pandemic has only made bigger. We should be making food affordable and  available to the people of the community. Taking the land from the farm makes food insecurity a much larger issue. 

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City should tell the public housing residents and the larger community why a community asset’s removal is of priority considering the stated mission and goals of the agency

Sign this petition in support of the farm staying where it is currently located.

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