Urban Harvest STL empowers communities to cultivate equitable access to healthy, sustainably grown food and enhance biodiversity in cities.
We built the first rooftop farm in St Louis, the FOOD ROOF Farm! This project is just as much about growing a healthy community as it is about growing healthy, fresh, and environmentally sustainable food.
The goal of the project is to address and improve three main issues:
Food Access & Equality: Grow organic, healthy food for people who need it most in our communities. We put peoples need for food first, and welcome community members of all ages to participate in our urban farming programs, opportunities, and experiences.
Community Enrichment & Empowerment: Build community through collaborative urban farming projects. A platform for education and innovation, we educate and empower community members to be engaged citizens in the local food system.
Environmental & Social Sustainability: Enhance biodiversity in cities through building integrated urban agriculture projects. Our innovative farm builds resilience against climate change, contributes to neighborhood improvement, and instills a sense of community and a stronger connection to the environment.