Urban Farm at Enston Home | The Green Heart Project

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

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Urban Farm Donors

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In the News

The Green Heart Project
“Urban Farm: First Planting”
Count on 2
“Construction of urban farm in Downtown Charleston almost complete”
“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”
“Growth Spurt”
Charleston Magazine
August 7, 2019

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!