Established in 2011, Harlem Grown’s mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. Harlem Grown now operates 13 urban farms which have increased access to knowledge of healthy food for Harlem residents and provided farm-based development programs to Harlem youth.
EP loved their mission and wanted to get involved! We spent the whole morning assisting with (urban) farming tasks. We got involved with planting and watering new vegetables in garden beds, assisting in the greenhouse by seeding and harvesting crops. We received a VIP tour of their hydroponic garden where we got to taste some freshly grown herbs. We even got to feed the resident chickens!
The EP team got their hands dirty but was a great way to spend the morning. It was a rewarding team building event on an urban farm right in the heart of New York City.
To get involved or find resources available in Harlem, visit their website: https://www.harlemgrown.org/