Nonprofit Uses Hyperlocal Food Production as Educational Tool
The Henry Street Settlement is an excellent example of how the hyperlocal food movement can be used to further a nonprofit’s mission. The organization, which is based in the Lower East side of Manhattan, provides social, educational and health services to the area.
As part of a new initiative, The Henry Street Settlement is working with two local businesses to develop a hydroponic growing area on the roof of one of their buildings. In addition to providing sustenance, the organization plans to use the space to deliver job skills training and youth education about where our food comes from.