Urban farm promotes sustainability, new business opportunity

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Hunger is a major issue in the Big Bend, made worse by the pandemic. In 2020 alone, the Second Harvest of the Big Bend delivered more than 15 million pounds of food in 11 counties.

Now, new partnerships in Tallahassee are growing new solutions to meet the need for healthy food. They are providing new opportunities to urban farmers while helping communities in the need the most, rebound.

“My great, great grandfather, right here in Tallahassee, sold corn and peanuts to the USDA,” shared Donna Cotterell.

She is a recent graduate of the City Farm TLH Urban Farming and Entrepreneurship Training program. She applied with dozens of others from across the city.

“Out of those 45, there were 15 selected,” Cotterell explained. “I was grateful to be one of those 15.”

That group harvested new skills and knowledge from a plot of land on Kissimmee Street this past spring.

Adam Jacobs is sustainability and resiliency manager for…

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