By: Caitlin Wolfarth, Staff Writer
On Wednesday, Feb. 11, members of the Towson University Urban Farm, or TUUF, club gave out cardboard valentines in Freedom Square to promote their work and the farm. Situated on campus behind the Administration Building, the plot measures 100 square-feet and is tended by students.
“The group is collectively run and leadership has been passed down,” club member Tori Markham said. “We’ve been trying to keep our involvement up.”
Club member Sasha Kolodny said that part of the reasoning behind handing out valentines came from an availability of materials.
“We had access to a lot of cardboard and wanted to spread the word and brighten peoples’ days,” Kolodny said.
According to its Involved@TU profile, the group is “dedicated to organizing students and faculty members at Towson University to run a vegetable garden on campus…The product of the garden will be redistributed to the Towson University campus through dining services and directly to the students and faculty.”
According to Markham, the club’s main focus is spreading the importance of real, local and sustainable fruits and vegetables.
“I think it’s important to know that this is easy to do in an urban environment,” Markham said.
“[This group] shows people that it’s both easy and beneficial and should be done in any environment,” Kolodny said.
According to its Facebook page, the Urban Farm club meets Thursday evenings. It is an open group and prospective members are encouraged to stop by.