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When “little by little” becomes A LOT of progress

When “little by little” becomes A LOT of progress

July 24, 2020 – Build Updates From the Farm After years of planning & design, months of formalizing partnerships & permits, and weeks of site prep, our construction site at the William Enston Home is beginning to look like a FARM! This month marked the beginning of our demanding build schedule, which has accurately been […]

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On July 24, 2020
In Urban Farm Updates

Youth Internship Program- Week 7: Reflections on Courage

Youth Internship Program- Week 7: Reflections on Courage

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill Faced with challenges of quickly-changing schedules, torrential downpours, blazing hot temperatures, and new lesson content, our interns practiced both grit and courage to take these challenges head on and continue to grow minds, gardens and […]

Youth Internship Program- Week 6: Reflections on Grit

Youth Internship Program- Week 6: Reflections on Grit

Week 6 of the Youth Internship Program is now behind us and yet again the week was filled with new learning, hard work, HOT temperatures☀️and lots of GRIT, which was also our theme of the week. Interns participated in lessons on food systems, pickling, professional communication, and smart shopping, while also being visited by special […]

Youth Internship Program — Week 5: Reflections on Initiative

Youth Internship Program — Week 5: Reflections on Initiative

We’re over the hump and getting into the second half of the Youth Internship Program — making some serious progress on the Urban Farm at Enston Home build, harvesting the heat tolerant summer veggies to fill our weekly CSA bags, and engaging in educational sessions & critical discussions with community partners. This week we were […]

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On July 20, 2020
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Youth Internship Program — Week 4: Reflections on Commitment

Youth Internship Program — Week 4: Reflections on Commitment

Whoaaa, we’re halfway there! Last week marked the midpoint of Green Heart’s very first summer Youth Internship Program, and our crews were hard at work learning about biodiversity & insects; analyzing food labels and whipping up a seasonal succotash with CCSD Nutrition Services’ Registered Dietitian Kerrie; and making some serious progress building raised beds at […]

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On July 13, 2020
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Youth Internship Program — Week 3: Reflections on Service

Youth Internship Program — Week 3: Reflections on Service

Our Youth Internship Program made the jump into July this week, working hard at their personal goals, building the Urban Farm at Enston Home in the heat of the Charleston summer, diving deeper into topics of compost, hunger & homelessness, group dynamics & conflict management — overall finding their groove as a cohort. Read on […]

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On July 6, 2020
In Education, Urban Farm Updates