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New Brooklyn Farms (Mt. Rainier, MD - PG County) Support!

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Project Background and Description

Founded at the intersection of a childhood lived next door, an entrepreneurial career started 20 feet away, and a passion for the “real food” and urban agriculture movements happening right now, New Brooklyn Farms LLC is a Benefit Limited Liability Company located on a vacant ¼ acre lot on Rhode Island Avenue in the heart of both Mt. Rainier, MD and the PG County Gateway Arts District Corridor

Proposed Functions
  • For-profit Commercial Specialty Farm - with the primary objective of becoming the area’s top purveyor of hyper-locally grown “niche” produce, specialize in:
    • herbs
    • flowers
    • mushrooms
    • ethnic staple crops of local immigrant cultures
    • serve as a partner to local food businesses & individuals seeking custom crop production
  • Urban Agriculture Interest/Education/Experience Hub – employing the visibility and accessibility of a premier location on Rt. 1 in the heart of “main street” Mt. Rainier, stimulate local interest in urban agriculture and serve as a platform for formal and informal educational activities of the like.
  • Green-Friendly Art, Culinary, and Wellness Event Pop-Up Space – double the farm as unconventional event space outlet as a means of engaging & empowering lifelong Mt. Rainier residents, the burgeoning art professional community of the Gateway Arts District, and everyone in between.
Benefits to Mt. Rainier & PG County
  • Provide an environmentally sustainable contribution to the city’s economic development
  • Serve as a vehicle to unify Mt. Rainier’s economic community via intrinsic dependency on local alliances
  • Beautify & help fight crime on Rhode Island Ave via integration of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
  • Sustain the culturally diverse DNA and historic aesthetic of Mt. Rainier
  • Pivot Mt. Rainier into the forefront of the entrepreneurially progressive & socially conscious spirit of the PG County Gateway Arts District

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