Urban Teaching Farm
Out of the Garden Project is excited to introduce our NEW Urban Teaching Farm!
The Urban Teaching Farm initiative was launched in November of 2018, with grant funding on 3 acres at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in the historic Warnersville neighborhood, just south of downtown Greensboro. Our goal is to improve access to fresh foods, offer service learning opportunities, and teach the skills of regenerative agriculture to the next generation in our community.
Our community is a neighborhood with a rich history. Founded in 1865 as the first planned African American community in the area, it is still home to some of these families generations later. Though severely and irrevocably transformed by the federal urban renewal program in the 1960s, the neighborhood takes great pride in being the first registered Heritage Community in Greensboro (2015) and is filled with a loving, supportive community.
To support our farm’s mission, we offer memberships to our CSA-style Harvest Box program. In the 2019 season we are offering 30 weekly shares April-October for a suggested donation of $500. We also have a limited number of Pay What You Can Harvest Box shares available.
As a Harvest Box member you will receive:
- A weekly box (valued at $21) of 4-8 different kinds of local and sustainably grown vegetables from April 17th-October 9th, 2019
- An Out of the Garden Project reusable tote for weekly pick-ups
- Invitations to monthly community dinners at the farm
- An invite to our end of season Fall Harvest Day Celebration in October
We also plan to offer our fresh produce at local farmers markets soon, so please stay tuned for more information!
We have found that the best way to learn about farming is to try it out! We invite individuals, families, leadership groups, coworkers, and high school aged young adults to join us on the farm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and some Saturdays. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Urban Teaching Farm, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336.430.6070 ext. 1.