The Healthy Harvest committee in Root Causes addresses the intersection among gardening, fresh food, and health. Our two main projects are the Serenity Community Garden and the Sprout Kits Program.
Our garden originated in 2015 when the Change Center, an outreach of the Church of Philadelphia in the West End, tamed the wild grasses of the church backyard and planted the first generation of crops.
Walk-In Harvest Program
The Healthy Harvest Program is a student-run community garden under Root Causes in conjunction with the Church of Philadelphia (1309 Jackson Street, Durham, NC 27701) to grow food for the community, in the community. At the garden we use sustainable agriculture methods to cultivate ready-to-eat food crops. Volunteering with us is a great way to connect with nature while supporting community efforts to promote equitable environmental education and food security.
Healthy Harvest is planning its 2024 growing season, and we would love to have you join as a volunteer this year! We are planning workdays for the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 1-3 pm starting in March. You are welcome to show up for as many or as few volunteer days as you are able. Every bit helps so if you are even remotely interested in volunteering with us, please fill out this form:
We are incredibly grateful for any and all support to our Serenity Garden Fundraiser here. Any amount of money donated would go to buying seeds, soil, produce transplants, and expanding the garden as well as repair supplies including pest control stakes, planters, and crop irrigation. With your help, we hope to increase community outreach, therapeutic benefits, and crop yields at the Serenity Garden. Please consider donating what you are able. Any amount would be much appreciated!