Harlem Grown is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. Founded in 2011, we operate local urban farms, increase access to and knowledge of healthy food for Harlem residents, and provide garden-based development programs to Harlem youth.

Healthy habits start young, which is why our programs target elementary-aged students. Because food justice is more than just providing and distributing food, our model seeks to positively impact the entire community through mentorship, education, and partnerships to create sustainable change. 

One of the many ways we fulfill our mission is by raising support for the physical renovation of abandoned lots in Harlem, transforming them into thriving urban farms. Currently, we have 11 urban agriculture facilities ranging from soil-based farms, hydroponic greenhouses and school gardens.

If you are interested in supporting our mission, you can participate in our youth programsvolunteer or make a one-time or reoccurring donation. For sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Vanessa Vincent, 

Check out our 2018 Year-in-Review to see the impact we’ve had in the community.