Real Food Farm/Civic Works of Baltimore (in development)
Real Food Farm is a project of the Civic Works, a Baltimore non-profit. This is currently the largest urban farm in the City.
Last year, Civic Works received as a donation a walk-in refrigerator unit to store its produce. In the fall of 2012 BGE/Constellation constructed a structure over the walk in refrigerator that will shade it and hold a group of photovoltaic solar panels. The panels will power all of the farms electrical needs and make the farm operation a net-zero energy facility. Civic Works is now in negotiation with Baltimore City Public Schools for a long term lease on the property. An investor group will be organized to raise the funds to pay for the panel installation.
Contact person is Dana Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calico Fields Farm of Centreville (in development)
This Eastern Shore farm raises lavender and organic vegetables. An investor group made of nearby residents and possibly members of a rural conservation group might finance the panels and share in the profits. The PV installation that will go on a new barn soon to be built.
Contact person is Jay Falstad at email@example.com 410-928-3505
John Isabelle Acres Farm of Brandywine (in development)
This is an extended family multi-property project where an attempt is being made to farm sustainably and use solar as an energy source. It may be possible to create a solar project here under the relatively new state electric utility aggregation law.
Contact person is Stephanie DeVille Eugene at firstname.lastname@example.org