City Farmers Nursery

City Heights

In 1972, a young Bill Tall started a small nursery on his parents land as an after school job. 40 plus years later the nursery and Bill Tall remain at the property. City Farmers Nursery continues to grow as the surrounding city expands and populates.

When urban agriculture ordinances changed and made farming in the city more accessible, Farmer Bill evolved the nursery: adding chickens and feed, opening his home to educational gardening and livestock workshops, and bringing in Allison Strand’s farm to table restaurant. Blurring the lines between business and community park.

Filmed in 2013, originally for Speak City Heights.