Lush gardens and vibrant, colorful produce probably aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think about New York City. But if Harlem Grown has anything to say about it, that might change.
Harlem Grown has been working to bring fresh produce to the neighborhood since 2011, building farms at 127th Street, 134th Street, and at schools like P.S. 127, teaching neighborhood residents about gardening, and even providing opportunities for kids to get involved. And they’re not done yet.
Harlem Grown has teamed up with the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, the Fund for Public Health in New York, and the Green City Force to help make Harlem healthier, and as part of that, they've built a farm at East Harlem’s Wagner Houses.
The farm is already up and running, and Wagner House residents are enjoying the fresh food that they grew themselves over the past several months.
If you want to try some of what they’ve grown right here in Harlem, stop by their Farm Stand Days on Saturdays from 10 AM- 2PM! And if you like what you see, consider getting involved by volunteering with Harlem Grown!
To read more about Harlem Grown’s farming activity at Wagner Houses, visit their Facebook page.