Urban Harvest STL promotes a healthful downtown community, enriching lives through education and innovation in urban agriculture, green space and multicultural connectivity.
A vibrant city where underutilized inner city spaces are transformed into productive food-based platforms which actively contribute to a more empowered social community. This objective is manifested through providing education on community-based agriculture thereby perpetuating biodiversity and promoting a healthier quality of life to our urban dwellers.
Community & Culture: Urban Harvest STL builds community through collaborative gardening. We are committed to becoming an active player in raising awareness in St. Louis about urban agriculture and horticulture and of the many benefits of that community-organized organic food production has to offer.
We provide other social benefits, such as the sharing of food cultivation knowledge with the wider community. We also organize seasonal events that bring people together to celebrate food and gardening, like our planned annual pumpkin patch festival.
Health & Education: Urban Harvest STL works to connect people to their food source while promoting healthy lifestyles by establishing urban gardens, we provide downtown residents and workers with the opportunity to grow their own nutritious, organic food – or to donate what they have grown to those who need it.
We educate children and adults on the ins and outs of growing and harvesting food organically in an urban environment. Urban gardens not only are a way to make fresh produce more accessible and affordable for city residents – gardening is an enjoyable and demanding form of exercise.
Environmental & Social Sustainability: Urban Harvest STL pledges to create a net positive environmental impact on the land we use, develop, cultivate and share and to promote the values of sustainable production in the community. Urban gardening helps mitigate the environmental impacts of industrialized global food production. Urban gardens are also green spaces that contribute to neighborhood improvement, instilling a sense of community and a stronger connection to the environment.