The mission of our team is to encourage weed control practices that are both effective and sustainable, recognizing that both present and future food production are critically important. We also hope to help urban community gardeners maintain healthy gardens at a lower cost, and, in doing so, we hope to help alleviate the problem of food deserts.
For the past four years, our project team has been focused on optimizing an effective natural herbicide and doing community outreach. We have taught classes and provided herbicide samples to gardeners through a variety of programs. These gardeners expressed a desire for our herbicide to become commercially available, but we are currently facing the barrier of lacking sufficient funding to buy the ingredients of our herbicide in bulk so that we can sell it at an affordable price.