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Urban Agriculture

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GHP Urban Farms

  • White Oak & Apiary- 504 White Oak 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.

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Farmer-In-Training - F.I.T.

Interested in farming but need some basic training?

F.I.T. is for you!

 

Growing High Point’s Farmer-In-Training program provides the opportunity to gain skills in agriculture practices. The training lasts for one growing season learning the skills, strategies, and techniques for running a successful agribusiness. Once training is complete, F.I.T. graduates have the option to adopt a plot of land and become part of the network of urban farm leaders. This program successfully graduated its first two participants in 2022, and started its third cohort of farmers in 2024.

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!

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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.

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Drozik's Produce

Adopt-A-Lot Program

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!

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