Farming 4 Hunger's Market Garden

farming 4 hungerThe new market garden on the Prince Frederick Campus lawn, a partnership between CSM and Farming 4 Hunger (F4H), will provide a "'planting of the seed' to harvest" experience that provides food for the region’s hungry and teachable moments in self-sufficiency, team building, service leadership, volunteerism, and finding purpose.

The idea for the garden took root about a year ago during a conversation between CSM Board of Trustee Chair Jay Webster and Farming 4 Hunger Founder Bernie Fowler Jr.—prompting the two to draft a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was approved March.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the College of Southern Maryland and Farming 4 Hunger as both of our missions are focused on changing lives, providing workforce development, and cultural and personal enrichment opportunities,” said Webster. “We can’t wait to see the great things that will come of this partnership.”


F4H staff and volunteers are working in the front field of the Prince Frederick Campus on J.W. Williams Road to recondition the soil, install mini-greenhouse tunnels and build raised flower beds with the goal of having a September garden ready for a late fall harvest. The yield will supplement CSM’s Hawk Feeder pantries, add additional pollinator habitats at the campus and provide workforce training, course programming, and volunteer opportunities for CSM students and the community.

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