Harlem Grown operates several local urban farms in Harlem. Using organic methods, we cultivate a wide variety of leafy greens, vegetables, and fruits. We operate a production-focused farm, an educational youth farm, and a hydroponic greenhouse.
Harlem residents’ primary challenge with eating healthy food is accessibility. Almost void of grocery stores, the neighborhood is swamped with fast food restaurants and bodegas. The few grocery stores that do exist only supply limited and low quality produce. The food grown at our urban farms provides youth and residents in Harlem with easier access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food.
In-School - Harlem Grown provides in-school mentors to lead sustainability programs at each school and develop social skills and positive behaviors. Harlem Grown also works with classes of students in the garden leading the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of the school garden.
After-School - Harlem Grown is developing an after-school program for youth to learn healthy habits, gardening, and positive behavior and leadership skills.
Garden Club – Harlem Grown works with students over the summer to learn more about gardening, agriculture, and healthy living.