Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest provides structured learning experiences for children to expose them to good food—inspiring them to share what they learn with their families, friends, and communities. The Urban Harvest program consists of two unique and complementary program components:
- Urban Harvest in Schools, operating during the academic year, September to June, since 2005
- Urban Harvest Farm at Ujima, a tuition-free, educational urban farm community resource operating in East New York, Brooklyn during the growing season, April through September
East New York faces challenges including limited retail access to fresh, wholesome food, and health disparities including avoidable illnesses and deaths. Urban Harvest Farm at Ujima provides comprehensive educational activities that give neighborhood children an understanding of what good, clean, and fair food is and how it affects them, their families, and the planet.
These two programs reach more than 2,000 children throughout the city each year.