Join us this Earth Day to help transform our community's vision for a thriving urban stormwater farm into a reality. The Well Farm at Voris Field is an urban farming site that will feature raised gardening beds, flowering bioswales, a stormwater forest, and be home to a youth and resident training program. We need your help to fill 100 raised beds as part of our preparation for a June 30 ribbon cutting.
ABOUT THE WELL FARM
The Well Farm at Voris Field is a pilot project in Peoria, Illinois that demonstrates how urban agriculture can reduce runoff and offer a host of social and environmental benefits.
The Well Farm at Voris Field will:
- Reduce stormwater runoff that is carrying pollution from roadways, parking lots, sidewalks and buildings into the sewer system and causing overflows into the Illinois River.
- Expand production of locally grown flowers, food and timber.
- Provide internships and apprenticeships to youth and adults who want to learn agribusiness, hydrology, and other career path skills.
Note: This material is based upon work supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant 69-3A75-17-21.
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Please bring shovels, rakes, and gardening gloves.