Urban Farm at Enston Home
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
Urban Farm Donors
Urban Farm Visionaries
Karalee Nielsen Fallert
Wes and Lindsey Carter
Scott and Lynn Phillips
George Stevens and Kit Matthew