Urban Farming Project
Square Mile’s farm on 6th Street is unlike anything else in Amarillo and our first project in San Jacinto! We’ve partnered with Nuke City Veg, one of the area’s first urban farmers, to focus on small plot intensive food production in the San Jacinto neighborhood. This plot is easily identified by our beautiful shipping containers that were decorated by Blank Spaces. We have three one-hundred food caterpillar tunnels that allow us to grow all-natural produce in an environment that we can regulate almost all year. We are able to grow produce for the San Jacinto community, local restaurants, the Amarillo, Canyon, and Craftership community markets, and for those in need. Our produce includes spring salad mixes, arugula, greens, sun-gold tomatoes, several varieties of squash, carrots, cucumbers, herbs, and many other mixed greens. It is our hope that this once abandoned parking lot that now produces healthy food for many can be a beacon of change for the community and for the city.
Through our farm, we have been able to teach, help, and launch other small urban farms and market gardens locally, regionally, and as far away as Uganda. Our second farm is in partnership with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and is being developed to bring resources into their community and network. This project is unique in that it blends accessibility for all ages, a community garden, a food distribution program, and a large teaching and training area complete with a commercial kitchen.