A dedication for the Columbia Agriculture Park was held on Saturday at the MU Health Care Pavilion. Adam Saunders, right, of the Friends of th…
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Although the official opening of the agriculture park is delayed until June, the Tuesday and Thursday weekday markets are set to start this week at the Clary-Shy Community Park location, on the easternmost slab of the MU Health Care pavilion.
Adam Saunders, a co-founder of the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, has been a leader in urban farming education since the organization's conception in 2008.
The new agriculture park at Clary-Shy Community Park is one step closer to being built after Build This Town reached its fundraising goal for phase one of construction.
The first phase of a farmers market and agricultural park is scheduled for construction beginning in the spring.
The money will help with construction of the park, a community food assessment and educational programs.
With the $495,000 gift, the Columbia Farmers' Market pavilion reaches its fund-raising goal. Construction is set to begin late this year.
Scheduled during the weekly meeting of the Columbia Farmers' Market, an event hosted by Friends of the Farm will fundraise and spread the word for the future Clary-Shy park on the site of the current farmers market.
The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture is working on a new park, farm and urban agriculture initiative.