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Our Story


From the Ground Up

Founded in 2016 as an initiative of the Hayden-Harman Foundation, Growing High Point became a 501(c)3 in 2019. GHP works to transform disadvantaged neighborhoods by converting vacant lots to urban agriculture, increasing economic mobility by fostering small business development, increasing fresh food availability in neighborhoods, and engaging residents in building a shared sense of purpose and possibility in their neighborhoods.


Growing High Point works to expand and improve our local food system to increase access to, and availability of, locally-produced agricultural products, develop strategies for value-added agricultural production, and deepen collaboration throughout our local food system in an effort to improve resiliency and create community green spaces that improve overall mental and physical health.

Patrick Harman, Victoria, and Lee Gan stand infant of a  Greenhouse framework

Our Vision

A city that has dynamic and vibrant neighborhoods that provide access and opportunities to every resident.

Our Mission

To transform under-resourced neighborhoods through community engagement, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. 

Annual Reports



A sign in front of the Growdega saying "Let food be thy medicine"
Randy Carda helping young students with their school garden.
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