East Central Ministries Urban Farm
Growing Awareness Urban Farm is a micro-enterprise of East Central Ministries. We grow seedlings from seed and make ollas to sell, raise chickens and bees, and engage in work and conversation together-- for the benefit, beautification, and growth of the community.
To learn more about Growing Awareness and to order ollas or plants, please visit: www.GrowingAwarenessUrbanFarm.com
Our urban farm began with a small hoop-house and a couple dozen vegetable seedlings and has grown to include several micro-businesses. It now encompasses a nursery that specializes in locally grown vegetable seedlings, a workshop that produces clay pots used in irrigation (“Ollas”), an apiary, a chicken coop, demonstration and community gardens, a playground with edible landscaping, a vermi-composting operation and a small urban farm store.
All profits from sales go directly back into the community- through providing work to needy families, mentoring and teaching young people, our community health clinic, and our neighborhood food co-op and housing co-op. Stewardship of the earth and ethical treatment of workers is taken very seriously at Growing Awareness.