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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 second cohort of farmers in 2023.

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.

Andre Davis

Drozik's Produce



A farm share, also known as a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, is a system through which consumers can directly support local farmers and receive a share of the farm's produce. Here's how it typically works:​

  1. Seasonal Produce:

    • Farm Share members receive a regular supply of fresh, seasonal produce throughout the growing season.

    • The types of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and sometimes other farm products included in the share vary depending on the farm and the season.

  2. Weekly or Bi-weekly Distribution:

    • The farm share usually operates on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule during the growing season.

    • Farm Shares are delivered every Friday afternoon.

  3. Variety and Seasonality:

    • Experience the variety and seasonality of local agriculture, as the contents of the share reflect what is currently being harvested on the farm.

    • This helps foster a connection between consumers and the natural rhythms of farming.

  4. Community Involvement:

    • Some farm share programs encourage or require member to contribute volunteer hours on the farm. This fosters a sense of community and connection between the consumers and the farmers.

  5. Benefits for Farmers:

    • Farmers receive financial support in advance of the growing season, helping them with upfront costs.

    • By selling directly to consumers, farmers can receive fair prices for their produce without the need for intermediaries.

  6. Environmental and Health Benefits:

    • Farm shares often emphasize organic or sustainable farming practices, promoting environmentally friendly and healthier food options.

  7. Educational Opportunities:

    • Some farm shares include educational components, such as farm tours, newsletters, or cooking classes, to help members learn more about where their food comes from and how it's grown.

Overall, farm shares contribute to the development of a more sustainable and locally-focused food system, benefitting both farmers and consumers while fostering a sense of community around agriculture.

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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