On Saturday, September 28, BMI participated in our first community service event of the semester. Founded in 2011, Harlem Grown is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to create a network of neighborhood farms and spread its produce and social benefits through Harlem. Harlem Grown increases access and knowledge of healthy food for Harlem residents and provides garden-based youth development programs to Harlem youth.
BMI helped Harlem Grown by tilling, harvesting and planting. Tony Hillery of Harlem Grown was great to us as he guided us through the day. It was a great experience that the participating BMI members will never forget.