Urban Farm at Enston Home | The Green Heart Project
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Together, we can create a healthy urban center and environment for our residents and our future generations in Charleston.

Located at the intersection of King Street and Huger Street in the Upper Peninsula of Downtown Charleston, the Urban Farm at Enston Home is a partnership between the Green Heart Project and the Charleston Housing Authority. It fulfills the spirit of William Enston’s will by building a garden for its residents, while serving as an educational asset for surrounding schools.

The Farm will provide:

1. Farm to School and outdoor education for 3 surrounding schools

The farm serves as a school garden for: James Simons Montessori School, Charleston Charter School for Math and Science, and Charleston Catholic School, as well as a public field trip site, increasing The Green Heart Project’s current reach of 1,200 students to a total of 2,200 students.

2. A new youth internship program for high school students

The Green Heart Project’s Youth Internship Program employs young people in the Charleston area to develop career preparedness and healthy living skills and promotes engaged citizenship through urban farming. Check out our blog to hear from our 2021 youth interns!

3. Access to healthy food for students and neighbors

The farm has increased The Green Heart Project’s total fruit and vegetable production capacity from 2,000 lbs per year, to 5,000 lbs per year. The food is donated to schools and sold on a pay-what-you-can scale to residents and neighbors at our weekly Farm Stand.

4. Community building for residents of the Upper Peninsula

Volunteer opportunities, public events, and an accessible gathering space promotes community building among residents in a rapidly changing neighborhood.

Urban Farm Build Partners

Charleston Housing Authority

Charleston Housing Authority provides decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing to low and moderate income citizens of the City of Charleston

SeamonWhiteside

SeamonWhiteside is a leader of environmentally conscious, low-impact advancements in engineering and site design. SW blends civil engineering and landscape architecture to create holistic and sustainable environments.

Yellowstone Landscape

James White Construction

Clemson School of Architecture

Timber Artisans, LLC

Urban Farm Donors

Urban Farm Visionaries

Karalee Nielsen Fallert
Wes and Lindsey Carter
Scott and Lynn Phillips
George Stevens and Kit Matthew
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Pathfinder Foundation
Ann and Bob King
Terri Henning
Ann Calhoun
Steven and Maria Mungo
The Boeing Company
Stony Point Foundation
Susan Pearlstine
Truist Foundation
Don and Susan Harrison

 

Garden Champions

Pinnacle Financial Partners
American Heart Association
ERM Foundation
TD Charitable Foundation
Linda Maninger and Charles Howell
Beemok Family Foundation
Steven Hanson
SC Agricultural Society
Harriett Lee
Accountfully
Rich Yessian
SCACED
Doug and Fran Blom
Bloom Foundation
Harriet McDougal
Ceres Foundation

 

Cultivators

Kennedy-Herterich Foundation
Steven Askin
Tope Leyimu
Scott Sasser
Kendra Stewart & Harry Lesesne
Abigail Walsh
Charleston Horticultural Society
Greystar
Bank of America Foundation
Jola and Ainslee Newman
Nancy and Steven Feinberg
Basic Kitchen
Post House
Sea-Green Farm
Britt Bryant
Kevin and Kelly Siedentop
Melissa Britton
BoomTown!
Turner Foundation

 

Growers

The Boeing Company – ECF Fund
Kaitlin Dapore
Erin Ziegler
Weston Fennell
Annie Kouba
N.E.W. Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation
Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Clement, Crawford & Thornhill
Dirk Bedford
Hasbro Inc.
Stephen Hanson
Harvest Catering
The Gregory Company
May Ellen Way
Jeff Stewart
Michael Cain
Morneek Bellinger-Holloway
Missy and Jim Westerhold
Ice Box
Technical Event Company
Reason One
Limehouse Produce
Nikki Seibert Kelley
Kate Ledbetter
Miwa Robbins and Neva Ferrantelli

In the News

The Green Heart Project
“Urban Farm: First Planting”
Count on 2
“Construction of urban farm in Downtown Charleston almost complete”
ABC 4
“The Green Heart Project and Clemson University Partnered to Build an Urban Farm Market Stand”
Fox 24
“Urban Farm at Enston Home Interview – Jesse Blom”
Live 5
“Urban Farm at Enston Home Interview”
“Hands-on internships made possible even in the time of COVID”
Charleston County School District (CCSD)
August 13, 2020
“Helping Out Highlights – $100K Grant”
Charleston Business
August 1, 2020
“Five urban schools awarded $100K Farm to School grant”
LowcountryBizSC
July 2, 2020

Get Involved

Interested in donating, volunteering, or partnering on this project? Email us at urbanfarm@greenheartsc.org or call 843-790-3188 for more information.

We look forward to growing with you!