On Thursday, July 18, 2019, Urban Farm at Maya was featured on NBC Washington’s morning and afternoon noon segments on yesterday. We recently marked the one year anniversary of the Urban Farm and this was a perfect way to celebrate and share the important work that we do at Maya Angelou Schools and the See Forever Foundation with thousands of viewers. See News Story here.
News anchor Aaron Gilchrist visited the campus last week and spoke with our CEO Dr. Robert Simmons, III, Director of the Seeds For Success Program and Urban Farm contractor Kerry Harrington, and Maya Urban Farm interns Dareon and Rodney about the program, day to day operations, and plans for the future.
Toward the end of the interview, Gilchrist shared our anticipated plan for the Urban Farm program over the next two years—- we will continue to educate young-enthusiastic scholars, set up a way to provide fresh produce to members of the Wards 7 and 8 communities and strives to become a primary local resource for the food industry in the District of Columbia. We hope to have you by our sides during this journey.
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Thank you for your support so far and enjoy the exclusive release of our Urban Farm short film, here.