How to start a garden services farming business in the city – Urban Ag Summit Conference


Meet Carly Mercer the Director and Urban Farmer at Love & Carrots located in the DC metro area. She is an experienced farmer and takes it to a whole new level designing, building, and maintaining gardens in the DC area for families, restaurants, and companies.

Her business presentation was held at the 2017 Urban Agriculture Summit Conference at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

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