Will Long, Big City Farms intern, gathers romaine lettuce in one of the organization's hoop houses. The urban farm, in production since February 2011, is growing herbs and vegetables on a former maintenance yard by the Middle Branch in south Baltimore. The venture is working toward 100 operating crop squares, made up of six hoop houses each, employing 300 people on vacant and underused land.
Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun
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