Riverfront Farm is the scattered-site urban farm cultivated by participants of Project Hope. Rather than operating as a single physical space, Riverfront Farm is made up of donated, undeveloped lots scattered throughout the West Central neighborhood. Local property owners donate use of the space to Project Hope, which grows thousands of pounds of food on the lots for use at the market, for sale to local businesses, and for use in our CSA program. Each site is artfully re-purposed to be not only agriculturally productive, but also to beautify the neighborhood. Participants of Project Hope create viable growing space on each lot and learn basic gardening techniques, including planning, soil preparation, planting, watering, tending and harvesting food. Riverfront Farm is an anchor program of Project Hope, a piece where participants learn to understand not only the rhythm of the growing season, but also the importance of careful planning, consistent attention, and a sense of natural timing. For many of Project Hope’s participants, growing and harvesting food at Riverfront Farm is their first opportunity to encounter freshly grown produce, not to mention their first opportunity to cultivate and enjoy food from seed to table.