Lou Mastro

Education / Photography

Lou volunteers with Raleigh City Farm to interact with nature, provide expertise from 50+ years of farming and gardening, to meet people who are passionate about farming and gardening, and to make new lifetime friends. “I leave the rat race behind for a few hours so I do not forget myself.”

Lou’s steady presence on the farm is evident in so many areas. He contributes by:

Planting, weeding, harvesting, building raised beds, leading volunteer groups, repairs, picking up supplies, debugging, photographing events, planning, designing, answering questions, spreading wood chips, market setups, bringing the vision to life.

A few of his favorite farm moments are:

  • Kildaire chick hatching on mother’s day weekend
  • The first farm market
  • The CFSA tour
  • Working with young people interested in urban farming
“To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”