Cherry Street Urban Farm Project
The Cherry Street Farm and Lab is key to fulfilling Hip Hop is Green's mission of creating healthy communities by promoting plant-based, culturally relevant eating and teaching Black, Indigenous, and other youth of color (BIPOC) ages 12 to 24 traditional organic and innovative hydroponic farming methods and reconnecting them to a long tradition of BIPOC farmers. The Farm & Lab is a unique opportunity to showcase community-developed, innovative solutions for food security and food justice.
Situated on a 5,000 square-foot residential lot in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Seattle, the Farm will include raised garden beds, an outdoor classroom, a demonstration kitchen, a pizza oven, and our flagship project, the Greenery, a 320 square-foot hydroponic growing chamber.
We believe that the best way to empower youth and prepare them to take charge of the future is by incorporating what resonates as “cool” and “hip” with experiences and education to learn about natural systems, innovative, ecologically sound food production techniques, marketing and sales, leadership skills, healthy eating, community activism, environmental justice, and entrepreneurship. It is imperative to educate the next generation to become stewards of their health and the health of the planet.