Harlem: Harlem Grown

Sponsoring Club: 
Yale Blue Green and the Yale Club of New York City
When: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017
11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: 
118 West 134th Street
Harlem, NY 10027
Description: 
Join Yale Blue Green and the Yale Club of New York City for our annual Yale Day of Service project at Harlem Grown, a community urban farming non-profit.
 
Alumni volunteers will be joined by local children who are regular volunteers at Harlem Grown. Tasks for this fun urban gardening project can include:
  • Weed, prune, and plant in the community garden
  • Help in the hydroponic greenhouse
  • Build new plant beds
  • Talk with the volunteer children about green careers, sustainability, and environmental studies
Most work occurs in the community garden on 134th St, but occasionally volunteers are asked to help in the greenhouse or at the lot a few blocks away.
 
Please remember to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and your favorite Yale gear! This event will take place as scheduled, rain or shine.
 
This is a family-friendly event, and volunteers of all ages are welcome.  We ask that all friend and family volunteers - regardless of age - have an alumni volunteer with them.
 
If you would like to volunteer to speak with the kids about your personal or professional environmental experience, please email Lauren at lauren.graham@aya.yale.edu.
 
Participants are asked to bring their own snacks or bag lunch.
 
Gardening supplies are provided, or you may bring your own.
 
About Harlem Grown:
 
Harlem Grown is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 with a mission to inspire youth to live healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. The organization operates local urban farms; increases access and knowledge of healthy food for Harlem residents; provides garden-based youth development programs to Harlem youth; and raises support to transform abandoned lots into vibrant garden classrooms. Harlem Grown is growing food, growing knowledge, and growing future leaders.
Site Coordinator: 
Lauren E. Graham ‘13 FES
(Yale BlueGreen)
 
Marj Berman ‘13
(Yale Club of New York City)
610-334-1974