Urban Farmings mission is to eradicate hunger, alleviate poverty and green our environment. We locate and secure unused land, space, rooftops and walls for the purpose of bringing people together to plant organic food gardens in low income urban areas throughout America and abroad. Each harvest is free for everyone to enjoy. Children, adults and seniors are given the supplies, tools, and education to create a lasting sustainable solution to these local and global issues.
Neighbors are encouraged to share their healthy harvest with local food banks to help others in need. This system of increasing diversity while working together for a common cause builds safer cities, provides food security, and instills hope for a better future. Planting attractive food gardens beautifies and uplifts communities and helps to lower the heat index, aiding in the fight against global warming. Growing locally reduces the use of fossil fuels related to transporting produce to and from stores.
Urban Farming key programs include: Community and Green Science Gardens, Urban Farming Food Chain Edible Wall and Rooftop Gardens, Health and Wellness, Environmental Justice, Green Collar Jobs and Entrepreneurship.
We host several green science gardens in schools K thru 12. Children learn about team building, skills training, self-sufficiency, environmental issues, nutrition, health, and balanced living. Kids are proud to bring their fresh produce and newly acquired skills home to share. Older students receive the education and inspiration to prepare them for many types of green jobs and are encouraged to stay in school and volunteer in their community. A portion of the food grown in high schools and Universities is also donated to local food banks.
Our Urban Farming Food Chain 'Edible' Wall Gardens consist of growing panels vertically installed on the sides of concrete walls. Theyre also available as portable free standing edible walls on wheels. Current locations on the west coast of America include the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex, The Weingart Center and The Rainbow Apartments in the Skid Row area in downtown Los Angeles. Other Food Chain locations include Vancouver BC, Chicago IL, Pittsburgh PA, Oahu HI, and the Brotherhood and SisterSol after school program in Harlem NY, serving over 250 students ages 7 thru 19. These walls are to be as links in a chain reaching across the world, providing food for the hungry and greening the globe.