New Cahokia Commons Urban Farm

November 26, 2023

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Formed in 2021, New Cahokia Commons Urban Farm is an Illinois nonprofit organization dedicated to growing a farm-centered community rooted in wholeness, wellness & healing. Our farm grows healthy food and invests in BIPOC farmers (Black Indigenous People of Color) on five acres of top-grade farmland in Cahokia Heights, Illinois. Our land was once occupied by the Kaskaskia people who were part of the Confederated Peorias (1854) and who are descendants of the Cahokia Mound builders and are today part of Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. We acknowledge the Kaskaskia people and their displacement.

NCCUF helps BIPOC individuals address trauma through entrepreneurial enterprises nurtured through real access to land.

What We Offer:

  • Beginning farmer training and farm lease sites that make land available to BIPOC farmers to grow their farm dreams.
  • Educational programs engaging children, teens and adults in agriculture.
  • Peer Networks that support learning through tours, talks, and training to strengthen farm enterprise skills and build market opportunities for farmers and growers.
  • Coming Soon! Field Trials! We will conduct various trials to explore methods to improve crop production, build climate-resilient farming systems, try new or unfamiliar crops, and establish cover crops, native trees, and pollinator initiatives to feed the soil and support native ecology.
    Our CSA. Our farm subscription provides a weekly harvest of nutrient-dense seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs, and offers an option for added-value items like eggs, honey and cheese. We grow organically without chemical poisons or fertilizers using the principles of regenerative agriculture.
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621 Water Street Cahokia, Illinois 62206