The Urban Harvest was created by Elise Pickett in 2014 to help others cultivate a more sustainable home and healthy diet by teaching them about growing their own vegetables at home. Her journey to healthy eating and growing her own food began when she learned about our current food system and the impacts that it has on our health. The more she learned, the more she realized the personal changes needed to be made in her life. She and her family cleaned up their eating habits and began to grow a portion of their own veggies. Their interest and love for the good food movement continued to grow as they learned and took classes on composting, worm composting, raising chickens, vegetable gardening, microgreens, and aquaponics.
Soon friends and family began asking for advice on vegetable gardening and healthy food choices. It made her realize that while her friends and family had someone to talk to, most people don’t have anyone to turn to. It can be overwhelming when you first start out, (trust her, she spent eons reading book after blog and going through trial and error in the garden). That is when Elise decided to open The Urban Harvest, a resource for people who want to start taking control of their food and where it comes from. To learn more about how she started The Urban Harvest, check out this two-minute feature on Channel 10 News.