The Urban Farm’s mission is to educate people to the potential of small-scale, sustainable farming, while growing produce for our Mobile Market and select retail and restaurant outlets.
The farm is about a half-acre in size, situated at the rear of Harvest Park. We focus on year-round, sustainable, and innovative farming methods. We farm organically, and try to use as much of the space available for planting, including vertical opportunities. Additionally, Majority Baptist Church donated a hydroponic greenhouse, which we use for seedlings, greens, and flowers.
In keeping with its mission of education, the Urban Farm is available for school, club, and individual tours. We also conduct occasional gardening and farming classes on site to spur greater interest in agriculture. For more information about the Urban Farm, please email Urban Farmer Meg Whiteley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Urban Farm serves as a community hub, also. In 2014, volunteers gave more than 500 hours of service on the farm, planting, weeding, tilling, and tending. Born from the remains of an old mill site, the Urban Farm has turned a barren lot into a useful, food-bearing spot in Spartanburg’s Northside.