Eco3 Urban Farm at Lake Superior College
A new summer event series kicked off on Saturday June 3rd and it will run until September, It is called Eco3 Urban Farm. A project of Ecolibrium3, a nonprofit based in Lincoln Park.
Urban Farm will be open every Saturday from June to September between 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM on the campus of Lake Superior College. People of all ages are invited to come to the farm and enjoy some hands-on activities in the fresh air.
Visitors do not need to register in advance, you can simply show up with a group or as an individual to enjoy a day on the farm. Visitors can help with farm projects, from planting to building. There will be hands-on family activities provided by Ecolibrium3 and partner agencies like the Northern Expressions Arts Collective.
We spoke to one of the instructors Molly Oace, on the event activities.
“Folks are helping us plant San Marzano tomatoes. A nice variety of paste tomatoes. They’re going to be helping us care for these tomatoes throughout the summer. At the end of the summer, in collaboration with the Duluth Community Garden program, they are going to be harvesting the tomatoes and canning them into a delicious tomato sauce.”
The Eco3 Urban Farm is a community space built for learning and connecting. “Saturdays at the Farm will provide a fun way for us to meet people in our community,” says Teresa Bertossi, the Director of Community Food Systems. “We benefit from volunteers helping with projects like planting and weeding. But the best part of the program is getting to meet neighbors and make new friends.”
Visitors are encouraged to wear closed-toed shoes, bring water and sunscreen, and bring lunch or snacks when they come to Saturdays at the farm.