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.’

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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.