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Note of Gratitude from the E.D.

Note of Gratitude from the E.D.

Green Heart Family: 2020 has been a tough year for everyone. It’s in times like this that I often find inspiration in the garden. One thing we noticed during the shutdown in March, was our gardens didn’t notice or care about the pandemic. They just kept growing. The garden has a way of reassuring us […]

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On November 16, 2020
In Urban Farm Updates

First Planting of the Urban Farm at Enston Home – COME GROW WITH US!

First Planting of the Urban Farm at Enston Home – COME GROW WITH US!

The Green Heart Project closed out an epic summer with the completion of 62 raised garden beds at the Urban Farm at Enston Home in late August. By mid-September we planted our first Fall crops, with the help of many of the community members who made this project possible. We planted cold-hardy crops such as […]

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On October 14, 2020
In Uncategorized, Urban Farm Updates

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

Partnership Highlight: Pinnacle Financial Partners

Partnership Highlight: Pinnacle Financial Partners

Earlier this summer, Pinnacle Financial Partners partnered with our inaugural paid Youth Internship Program as the 2020 Career Preparedness Sponsor. The Career Preparedness pillar includes hands-on, work-based learning for Youth Interns in the business of managing food production and sales at the Urban Farm at Enston Home in Downtown Charleston. The curriculum also includes educational sessions on workplace […]

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On August 6, 2020
In Education, Sponsors, Urban Farm Updates

Youth Internship Program- Week 8: Final Reflections on Empathy & Optimism

Youth Internship Program- Week 8: Final Reflections on Empathy & Optimism

The final week of the inaugural Youth Internship Program is behind us and it feels like just yesterday that our youth interns and Crew Leaders were arriving for their first day. Looking back to Day 1 and reflecting on the learning, growth and friendships that have flourished since then, it’s safe to say that this […]

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 […]