The NHM project will be the first urban agriculture project in Riverside’s disadvantaged Northside neighborhood. The neighborhood is considered a “food desert” according to the USDA Economic Research Service. A nearly $3M Urban Greening Grant has been awarded to the City of Riverside to purchase over 7 acres of blighted farmland. This project will be a collaboration of the Northside community, the Riverside Food Systems Alliance (RFSA), local groups, agencies and the City of Riverside. Additional in-kind and matching funds by various partners will be leveraged to complete the multiple components:
The project will improve air and water quality, increase wildlife habitat, as well as provide healthy, locally grown food.