Little Rock Urban Farming provided consulting services to Knowledge Quest in Memphis, TN. Knowledge Quest engaged LRUF to explore the idea of developing a community based urban agriculture enterprise and learning farm in their community. Little Rock Urban Farming (LRUF) conducted a two (2) day, on-farm workshop at the LRUF G Street Farm located in Midtown Little Rock to educate staff from Knowledge Quest about urban agriculture enterprise development. This in-depth hands on workshop covered the horticultural know how, infrastructure, marketing and capital investment required to start a community based urban agriculture enterprise. LRUF provided a full written report and detailed line item budgets to accompany each item in the scope of work for Knowledge Quest staff and key personnel to reference throughout the development of the project.
Cedric Martin, Director of Human Resources for the L’Oréal USA facility in North Little Rock, Arkansas engaged Little Rock Urban Farming to plan and implement a strategy to install an on-site demonstration garden to educate L’Oreal employees about the benefits of healthy and sustainable living and to supplement the L’Oreal cafeteria with seasonal fresh organic produce.
Little Rock Urban Farming developed a strategic plan for the implementation of a certified organic demonstration garden. Project deliverables included a project management timeline, budget, return on investment report, planting and harvesting schedule, staff requirements report, and an employee gardening workshop guide.
Little Rock Urban Farming provided consulting services for Heifer’s USA Country Program in the Arkansas Delta regarding the existing and potential capacity for local farmers to produce vegetables, fruits, flowers, meats, cheeses, eggs, and honey for regional markets. Project deliverables included an inventory of retail, wholesale, and restaurant sales opportunities in both Little Rock, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee; direct sales training for the farmers; a market feasibility study determining demand, profitability, and difficulty of producing a variety of farm products; and working collaboratively with the community to create a farmers’ market in Hughes, Arkansas.