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Why?

To increase the number of underrepresented people interested and engaged in sustainable agriculture.

How?

Through gardening activities, culinary skill-building activities, and reflections on food and environmental justice.

 

Mission: Herban Garden is a Hope Gardens' committee that engages people of color in sustainable agriculture through hands-on experience and community engagement. 

Values

  • Sustainable Communities
  • Healthy Minds and Bodies
  • Self-sufficiency and leadership
  • Environmentalism

Vision

To create and inspire the next generation of gardeners, farmers, social entrepreneurs, and community activists.

Interested? Here's how to learn more:

Below, is our up-to-date work and event schedule. 

To directly contact us, our email is herban@nchopegardens.org or send your questions and comments to us in the form below. We'd love to hear about collaborative opportunities too! 

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Mickaela Smith, MC Comfrey, is a rising junior at UNC, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Chemistry. She stumbled upon Herban Garden in Spring 2017 after attending a Hope Gardens meeting. Ever since then, she has fallen in love with the mission of Herban Garden and decided to continue working with the committee throughout the summer. Meanwhile, Mickaela is in the process of pursing her dream to  become  a infectious disease specialist! 

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Giszell Weather, OG Berry Bushis a UNC graduate with a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology. The Herban Garden was birthed from her interest in the connections between land, food, and people of color across the glove. Since May of 2015, she has been refining the vision for Herban Garden as a pathway to support the larger food and environmental justice movements. Giszell loves the plant-based lifestyle and hopes to have a homestead with 3 horses, 5 chickens, 2 dogs, a greenhouse, and a dance studio. 

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