Welcome to the new blog for CommonWealth Urban Farms! This will be a great way keep both community members and onlookers informed as we progress in this new venture.
So you might be asking yourself…what exactly does CommonWealth Urban Farms do?
Our vision is of a vibrant local food network in Oklahoma City, through which every person has access to real food while supporting the health of the environment and of the community.
Our mission is to grow food on vacant lots throughout Oklahoma City, to provide training and resources for a network of urban gardeners, to create jobs that contribute to individual and community health, to expand retail outlets for locally grown food, to turn local waste into compost, and to connect neighbors and neighborhoods so that our common waste and underutilized resources become our common wealth.
Peace of cake, right?
Not so fast. As our name implies, our end-goal is to benefit the common good, the community. To do so we rely on the strengths and resources of community members to pitch in and make things happen. The more involvement and support we receive from the community, the more we have to collectively give back to the community.
If you’re looking for a way to get involved, come to our weekly work party, CommonWork, Saturdays from 8am-11am.
We hope this blog will serve the purpose of connecting and keeping people connected to the work we are doing. Feel free to look around on the site for more ways to get involved!