Under the Adopt-a-Lot Program through the City, Growing High Point has built a small, yet mighty, hyper-local food system within the city. We have transformed these vacant lots into robust urban farms. On these farms you can find various seasonal produce curated by our Director of Operations Jose, an individual with years of experience in agriculture. Additionally, we have built an apiary, a chicken coop, two large greenhouses and a high tunnel, in addition to sponsoring and supporting a community orchard and several community gardens.
Building a vibrant food system in High Point's urban core is our work,
but helping people thrive is our emphasis and motivation!
GHP Urban Farms
Whiteoak & Apiary- 504 Whiteoak Street
Pershing Greenhouses - 1300 Pershing Street
Beeson - 2209 Geddie Place
Berry Ridge - 1411 E. Green Drive
High Point Hop Yard - 312 Park Street
Urban farming is at our core! GHP farms is making food more accessible and affordable for our community. Under the direction of Jose Abreu, Director of Operations, GHP Farms focuses on growing wholesome organic produce while training the next generation of urban farmers.
Urban Farm Network
Growing High Point is working hard to build a robust Urban Farm Network comprised of Urban Farm Leaders within the City of High Point. As participants within our network, they have access to GHP expertise and support, as well as other farmers participating.
Farmers who join the GHP Network of Farms become a member of a community growing produce as part of a vibrant local food system.
Learn more about our current Urban Farm Leaders below!
Andre was born and raised in the city of High Point, and has become a community member at large with years of farming experience. Andre runs Drozik’s Urban Farms which consist of three urban farms, Thissell Grow Urban Farm, Furlough Youth Garden, and Garden in the Hood. Andre has been invested in educating youth in the neighborhood for several years and is a positive role model to each child he meets. Andre has grown a wide range of seasonal vegetables and cultural cultivars using organic practices. Andre has been with GHP as an urban farm leader since 2017 and officially joined our team as our Community Outreach specialist in January 2023. He works closely with our Youth Employees to provide them mentorship and guidance while working alongside us in agribusiness.
Jason Zimmerman is the founder and leader of Deacon Davis Farms named after his late grandfather who educated Jason on growing a garden. Jason has over 25 years of experience in small farming and has been an active member in his community through this means. Deacon Davis Farms is a community garden located in High Point, NC dedicated to eliminating food deserts and decreasing food insecurity and is specifically dedicated to producing food to serve disadvantaged African-American neighborhoods, as well as disabled veterans and other low-income areas. Deacon Davis Farms hosts around 20 volunteers during the growing seasons to assist in harvesting and prepping soil for growing. The volunteers are crucial to ensuring the community garden can serve a high capacity.
Deacon Davis Farms
Alex is an Alchemical PlantBased Chef, Herbalist, Hip Hop Recording Artist, Author, Community Organizer, Wellness Influencer, and Father. Born and raised in the furniture capital of High Point, N.C he has devoted his energy to impact his community through food and music. He has been cooking professionally for over ten years and received his classical culinary training at the Art Institute of Charlotte in Charlotte, NC.
Alex graduated from our F.I.T. program in 2022 and has been growing with us ever since. Formerly, a Growdega Sales Associate, he has moved into culinary mastership with his small business “Eatz N Beetz” which has exploded into a platform dedicated to educating and healing through the utilization of food and music as medicine.
Eatz 'n Beetz
Looking to get involved?
Youth Employment & Enrichment