This is Chicago's first Japanese heritage farm!
Rachel Kimura considers it “innately human” to farm.“It feels right to just be connected to the land and be connected to nature,” Kimura said, reflecting on her first season as a farm. Kimura founded Hinata Farms earlier this year, bringing the first Japanese heritage farm to Chicago’s urban growing community. Hinata is one of 6 incubator farms located in the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest program. “Our mission is food, health, and jobs,” said Windy City Harvest coordinator Kelly Larsen. “This space provides a way for the Asian American community to find a community through farming. That’s something that I’m understanding is increasingly important,” Kimura said.
08.27.20 | 02:07 | CC