Sterling Pride Farm was created in December 2012, when the Sterling Land Trust received a Hollingsworth Grant to support the creation of an urban farm in the neighborhood.
The mission of the organization is to positively impact Sterling's health by creating a robust network of interconnected farm sites that will fuel economic growth, health and food security.
Currently, much can be found in the news about food security, urban farming and food deserts. Sterling is a healthy foods desert. Many residents have to go far out of their way to find fresh fruits and vegetables. Sterling Pride Farm believes that this situation does not have to be permanent.
Even very small plots of land can produce a multitude of fruit and vegetables. Sterling Pride Farm is currently turning two small plots into verdant farm plots. They are both located in the center of the community. One will take some time to develop. The other will be ready in Summer of 2014. Sterling has an urban farm thanks to dedication of residents, alumni and volunteer stakeholders--the people who make up Sterling Pride Farm. The majority is composed of residents.
Join Sterling Pride Farm and the Sterling Land Trust on May 24, 2014 for a Prayer Walk and Prayer Breakfast. This event will be the first fundraiser for Sterling Pride Farm. The Prayer Walk will begin at the Sterling Community Center (113 Minus Street) at 8:00 AM. The Prayer Breakfast will start at 9:00 AM (also at the Sterling Community Center) and will end at 11 AM. It will be $10.00 per person and $100.00 for a table.
Join Sterling Pride Farm to create an urban farm in Sterling. This farm, located in the heart of the neighborhood, would fuel economic development and community spirit.
Additionally, Sterling is a USDA-designated fooddesert--affordable, healthy foods are scarce. The farm will be an outstanding source of fresh food for the community.
Our dream is to have a network of connected farm sites. Sterling Pride Farm currently has two sites that are being prepared for farming. We are on our way!
Sterling Pride Farm hopes to eventually be able to create a farm cooperative that would employ local residents.