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Community Harvest

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Community Harvest was founded in February 1997 on the belief that all people should have access to good, healthy food regardless of one’s neighborhood or income level.

The mission of Community Harvest is to create a locally rooted, sustainable food system that meets the needs of both the underserved communities and small farmers in the DC region. Programs of Community Harvest include: The Urban Oasis Community Farm & Learning Center located east of the Anacostia River in DC is a mini-farm.

Community youth and over 1,000 volunteers grow vegetables, herbs and flowers using organic methods. Harvests are sold at nearby farmers’ markets. Through the Youth Development Program, youth leaders combat hunger, food insecurity and environmental injustice through service, education and action. Youth receive employment opportunities and leadership training to promote their growth as individuals and agents for positive social change.

Local Food Alliance connects small farmers in the Washington, DC region with low to moderate-income DC communities in a mutually beneficial partnership as Community Harvest”s farmers markets fill a community need for fresh produce. Shop at these markets and be part of this program’s vitality.

325 Decatur Street, NW, #2
Washington, DC 20011

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