Thanks to Fr. Séamus Finn and Rowena Gono at OMIUSA JPIC for this story
Ms. Gail Taylor is the owner and operator of Three Part Harmony Farm, a vegetable operation located on the grounds of the Oblate residence in Washington DC. Three Part Harmony has a legal lease agreement with the U.S Missionary Oblates. The garden has been operating since 2012.
The Oblates also work with the farm to access water and electricity when needed but they are well on the way to accessing these on their own. Water through the city hydrant system and electricity through the installation of solar panels. The Oblates also support their efforts to get approval from the City Council for new legislation to promote “urban farming” within DC.
The fresh produce grown on the farm is donated to a local community homeless shelter, shared with employees and residents at the Oblate Provincial Offices. Gail is also able to sell vegetables at the local farmer market. She is supported by a team of volunteers who work in exchange for vegetable and always express gratitude to the Oblates for allowing her to use land.