Project Harmony

Grant Year:  2018

Grant Type: Neighborhood Grants

Project Harmony is educating youth on the basics of urban farming. Youth are creating a vertical garden, planting herbs and vegetables, devise an efficient watering system, and revitalizing a section of the garden destroyed by construction next to the garden. Through these leadership roles in the project, local youth are understanding the value of healthy, locally-grown food  and are taking ownership over their community green space.

Grant Year:  2017

Grant Type: Neighborhood Grants

Project Harmony is involving youth in improving and maintaining the garden through projects such as planting a vertical garden, laying new mulch, maintaining the compost system, constructing beehives, extracting honey, and building raised beds. Youth from the group are also designing and co-facilitating healthy eating and food justice workshops. 

 

Grant Year:  2016

Grant Type: Neighborhood Grants

Project Harmony is restoring a section of its community garden while making other areas of the garden more useful and sustainable through hands-on activities performed by a youth team of Environmental Rangers. The Rangers also go on educational field trips where they learn about environmental stewardship.

Grant Year:  2015

Grant Type: Composting Grant

Project Harmony is replacing their 10-year old compost bins with new, higher capacity bins. They are increasing their capacity to meet the new demand for compost drop off in the neighborhood, and working with both traditional as well as bokashi composting.

Grant Year:  2015

Grant Type: Neighborhood Grants

Project Harmony is entering the 10th year of organizing the Harlem Green Garden Tour, with a goal of continuing to expand the event to feature a series of public workshops in several Harlem community gardens throughout the spring and summer.  The workshops will cover food security, composting, food preservation, holistic wellness, and beekeeping.

Grant Year:  2014

Grant Type: Neighborhood Grants

Project Harmony is fostering community cohesion by recruiting skilled community members to lead nutrition workshops. These workshops are aimed at creating a strong community-based network of knowledge and support.

Grant Year:  2013

Grant Type: Love Your Block Grant

Project Harmony is organizing a "Block Party With A Purpose" in order to assemble new street tree guards, clean up the block, and fill tree beds with mulch. The project is bringing the community together and encouraging neighbors to continue to care for tree beds and plants.

Grant Year:  2012

Grant Type: Neighborhood Grants

Project Harmony is facilitating a series of environment-focused workshops for youth and their families. The workshops are complemented by work days at local gardens in which youth are building vertical gardens, learning how to compost, and helping with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) distribution.