Farming Food

Historic Barns Park was once part of the extensive campus of the State Hospital Asylum and served to grow much of the produce needed to feed the Hospital staff and patients. The SEEDS Farm at Historic Barns Park is proud to continue this tradition of feeding the neighborhood.

Our current Resident Farmer, Brenin Wertz-Roth, has extensive experience with organic farming and is partnering with SEEDS to keep the soils at the Park productive. His areas of special interest are in heritage breeds, seed saving, and other soil research projects. In addition to growing fresh food, Brenin is helping SEEDS with the practice of using agricultural lands to sequester carbon from the atmosphere back into the soil. We think of it as Carbon Farming and this practice is one of many practical solutions to reversing global climate change that can be adapted to work almost anywhere in the world.