Hoop Raising

Our History

Since 2009, Civic Works’ Real Food Farm has been improving neighborhood access to healthy food, providing experience-based education, and developing an economically viable, environmentally responsible local agriculture sector. Our first hoop houses were constructed in April of that year, followed by more in October. In December 2010, we harvested our first produce at Real Food Farm… and we’ve been growing ever since!

Since then we have grown tens of thousands of pounds of produce; fed countless of our neighbors healthy, locally grown food; and educated thousands of people of all ages in environmentally sustainable agricultural practices.

We have had countless partners over the years. The Mayor’s Office, Parks & People Foundation, Chesapeake Sustainable Business Alliance, Earthome, the Safe Healing Foundation, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore were all instrumental in getting Real Food Farm off the ground and making Baltimore’s largest urban farm a reality in northeast Baltimore.