Urban Teaching Farm
Out of the Garden Project launched The Urban Teaching Farm initiative 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 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.
Our aim is to to be a financially, ecologically, and culturally sustainable farm so that we can improve access to fresh foods and provide learning opportunities in our community. We desire to reintroduce farming and teach the skills of regenerative agriculture to people in our community so that they not only can grow their own food from their balcony but perhaps become farmers themselves.
To support our farm’s mission, we offer memberships to our CSA-style Harvest Box program. In the 2020 season, we are offering 50 weekly shares from April through the beginning of November. Expect a box full of a variety of seasonal produce like greens, roots, herbs, tomatoes, peppers and more. Each share you purchase helps to fund our teaching programs and volunteer opportunities for neighbors, local students, and families in our community.
Harvie runs our Harvest Box program!
What is Harvie?
Harvie is a software platform that helps farmers offer their customers a customizable farm share program. Here is how it works:
Each week’s share will be based on a combination of your preferences and what our farm has available that week. For example: don’t like beets? Rate them a “not for me” and you will never get them in your share! Love carrots? Rate them “I love them” and if we’ve got them, you’ll get them! And each week you can further customize your share by swapping items too!
Bottom line, Harvie gives you more choice and flexibility while still supporting local, seasonal farmers!
What To Expect
Harvie’s Built-In Features
-Once you sign up, you’ll get to set preferences to all the products we offer. This tells the algorithm what to give you every week. Don’t worry, you can change these at any time!
-Prior to your delivery you’ll receive the “It’s Time to Customize Your Share” email. You’ll have a window of time to make swaps, place a hold or reschedule your share, or purchase extras. If your share looks good, you don’t have to do anything, just pick up as usual.
-Pick up your fully customized share!
Harvie’s Built-In Features
Flexible Payment Plans
Tired of remembering to make payments or can’t pay in full? Choose the payment plan at checkout and your card will be charged automatically each time your share is delivered.
Vacation planned? Need to change your pick up location? No problem. You can easily reschedule your share or change pick up locations to accommodate your busy life, so no more missing out on those veggies you paid for.
Fridge full of food but nothing for dinner? We’ve got you covered. Harvie is working hard to provide you with recipe suggestions, cooking tips, storage, and food prep resources so you won’t be scrambling to get dinner on the table.
Outstanding Customer Support
Have questions? We have solutions! Harvie is providing you with customer service folks who are on standby to help you with any questions you have.
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. 2.