Community-based food system developing the next generation of environmental advocacy by reclaiming green space.
The SBCC Approach
We understand that thriving communities must have the tools to reduce pollution as well as access to their own locally sourced food systems. Since its founding, iHeart Farming has partnered with residents in order to promote access to vacant land residents can transform into fruitful green spaces. SBCC hosts workshops where residents share their knowledge and advocate for continued investment in land use that supports agricultural cooperatives.
The Work We Do
iHeart Farming is a neighborhood-based cooperative created to introduce residents, children, and families to green and environmentally conscious eating, gardening, and planting practices. These gardens have evolved over time from providing access to fresh organic fruits and vegetables to also include a sustainable bartering system and farm fresh eggs along with organic honey and other sources of food that come under the umbrella of urban farming. This allows community members to not only control access to their own food, but actually be part of growing it alongside their families, neighbors, and friends.