13 facts about Wheat Street Gardens, the Old Fourth Ward’s bold experiment in urban farming

‘We got started... and now we need help to get this further.’


By now you’ve surely heard about Wheat Street Gardens, the four-acre organic urban farm that will rise from the ruins of a former housing project in the middle of Old Fourth Ward.

The garden, a long-time vision of community leaders and Rashid Nuri, the Harvard-educated, quick-witted urban farmer who wants to feed and educate people through sustainable urban agriculture, officially broke ground yesterday with a well-attended ceremony at the massive vacant lot at Wheat and Hilliard streets.

Because it’s way too early to endure an inverted pyramid rehash of events, we present a rundown of factoids about the project — that Nuri says really needs your help — after the jump.