Capital City Farm

Following its first year of production in 2016, Capital City Farm was recognized for its innovative approach to urban agriculture with the 2016 New Jersey Future ‘Smart Growth Award’ and the 2017 ‘Community Impact Award’ from the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority. Created under the leadership of D&R Greenway Land Trust in partnership with an advisory group of seven Trenton-based organizations, D&R Greenway has now transitioned farm management to the Garden State Agrihood Project, a new nonprofit who will continue to operate Capital City Farm. As the new leadership welcomes the new decade, the plan is to build upon the uniqueness of this urban farm, once referred to as two blighted acres next to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK). The hundreds of volunteers who have worked on the farm have witnessed their labor of love evolve into a treasured property that epitomizes our Garden State. Leaders are currently seeking additional financial support.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before and after photos show that turning a trash-strewn, neglected parcel of land into a colorful, producing farm has transformed this area into an inspirational place for all who live in and pass through this corner of Trenton.

The Garden State Agrihood Project is in need of funders and volunteers. It welcomes corporate work days during the farm season to provide garden maintenance, produce distribution, site improvements, and streetscape improvements.

Our Mission: To Preserve & Care for Land and Inspire a Conservation Ethic, Now and Forever

Land Preserved
20,903 Acres
Upcoming Events
Apr 22

Poetry Workshop: “When Weeds, In Wheels, Shoot Long and Lovely Lush”

11:30pm - 2pm
1 Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

A D&R Greenway Poetry Workshop: When Weeds, In Wheels, > Read More

May 03

Walks with Friends: Migrants and Natives — Seeing Sourlands’ Birds and Plants

9:30am
Mountain Road Parking Lot, Sourlands Ecosystem Preserve

A D&R Greenway ‘Walk with Friends’: Migrants and Natives > Read More

May 09

2020 Greenway Gala Watch Party

5:30pm
Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

2020 Greenway Gala Watch Party Saturday, May 9, 2020 > Read More

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