A small crowd braved the rain on Saturday to find out about one of the latest trends in city living—urban farming.
North Braddock Cares and Mon Valley Initiative hosted "Plow Ahead: Urban Farm Expo" at 705 Parkview Ave. in North Braddock, celebrating the renovation of the house, the first project in the Mon Valley Micro Farms initiative.
The initiative combines the traditional rehab for resale model with a demolition strategy to create “micro farms,” which include a one-quarter to two acres of cleared property specifically for small scale urban agriculture. The demonstrations Saturday included presentations on beekeeping, raising chickens in an urban setting and produce that can be grown on city lots.
For information on the Urban Farm Expo, Mon Valley Micro Farms, Mon Valley Initiative or North Braddock Cares, contact Jo Ellen Welsh at 412-464-4000, ext. 4023.