Posts Tagged ‘Farming’

Meet Willie Morgan – the man who grows cotton in Harlem to teach kids about slavery | The Independent

Meet Willie Morgan – the man who grows cotton in Harlem to teach kids about slavery  | The Independent

BY Andrew Buncombe (@AndrewBuncombe) The soil in Willie Morgan’s Harlem gardening plot is nothing compared to that back home in his native Georgia. But it is fertile enough for him to grow more than a dozen vegetables – collard greens and okra, onions and stevia. To one side, he even has a peach tree that in […]


Five Questions with Tony Hillery, Founder of Harlem Grown | Food Tank

Five Questions with Tony Hillery, Founder of Harlem Grown | Food Tank

by Allyn Rosenberger Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Tony Hillery, the founder of Harlem Grown, about his organization’s commitment to inspiring youth to live healthy, ambitious lives. In addition to providing mentorship and role models to impoverished youth, Harlem Grown provides hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. When we […]


Under the Tracks and Off the Grid, Urban Garden Center Rises Up | Edible Manhattan

Under the Tracks and Off the Grid, Urban Garden Center Rises Up | Edible Manhattan

By Carrington Morris The March day before explosions shook East Harlem, Dimitri Gatanas, proprietor of the Urban Garden Center on Park Avenue from 116th to 118th, said, “everybody is subject to things, and obstacles and destruction and happiness and good things. We just have to learn how to deal with them, that’s it.” The following […]

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