$1,500.00 Matching Funds Remaining.
A friend of Charleston who grew up in Wagner Terrace and attended Charleston Catholic (Sacred Heart) and James Simons has started a matching campaign with $1,500!! Please donate and double your donation.
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 Green Heart Project’s Farm to School programs utilize school gardens & urban farms as vehicles for teaching – connecting students to food, health, culture & the environment. The garden serves as an outdoor learning laboratory, perfect for reiterating classroom curricula with a focus on STEAM standards through applied learning experiences. Additionally, students are connected with fresh, locally-grown fruits & vegetables as they participate in the growing, harvesting, and cooking processes. Through these hands-on, outdoor learning experiences students learn our core value of respect, and practice essential social-emotional learning (SEL) skills while working alongside volunteers, their “Green Heart Buddies” in both the garden & kitchen classroom.
In the 10th anniversary year, The Green Heart Project has made great strides towards expansion – launching the first ever paid Youth Internship Program for high schoolers; completed construction on our half acre Urban Farm at Enston Home; launched a pay what you can Farm Stand; and introduced the first virtual learning series Green Heart at Home. The Green Heart Project’s Farm to School curricula can be available to the public – check back for updates!