Harlem Grown

Harlem Grown
Organization Name:
Harlem Grown
Primary Address 1:
127 West 127th Street, #416
Primary Address City:
New York City
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
10027
Other Locations 1:
Farm: 118 West 134th Street, Manhattan NY, 10030
Long Organization Description:

To inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 870-0113
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Tony Hillery, Founder & ED
Is there any other information you would like to share?:
We welcome volunteers of all ages to Saturday “drop-in” hours from 11A to 3P (weather permitting, April to October) at our 118 West 134 Street Farm. No registration required.
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
How often does your organization use social media?:
2-5x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
4,800 youth served; 30 workforce development internships & jobs; 2,400 lbs of food harvested; 19,900 lbs of food scraps diverted to composting
Community members (approx.):
800
Number of volunteers:
3,280
Number of staff/employees:
18
Annual Budget:
$1.3 million
Year Started:
2011
Major Funders:
Individuals, private foundations, corporate partners, local government.
Organization Type:
Nutrition Education, Urban Agriculture, Youth Development
About the Organization:
Tony Hillery founded Harlem Grown in 2011 with one farm and one school partnership. Today, we have grown into ten urban agricultural facilities, five intensive school partnerships, and dozens of public and private school relationships via our educational farm tours and service learning programs. In 2016 we reached 4,800 students through our youth programming, which includes school partnerships, farm tours, Saturday enrichment, and summer camp – programs that work in tandem to impact youth throughout the entire calendar year and engage through a variety of approaches.
Latest Project:
Completed pilot year of our new Food & Farming Curriculum with three elementary schools during the 2016-17 school year. Launched the Wagner Houses Farm in 2016, part of the Farms at NYCHA initiative.
Areas Served:
Manhattan
Major Issues:
Healthy Food Access, School Gardens, Urban Agriculture, Youth Education
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Saturday & Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM (seasonally)
Non-profit?:
Non-Profit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#HarlemGrown
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#growingtogether; #seeittobeit
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