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FOOD SOVEREIGNTY | FOOD SECURITY | AGRICULTURAL TRAINING

EAT FRESH. SHOP LOCAL. FARM STAND OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 10 AM - 2 PM.

GET TICKETS

This community outreach event is free to the public. Get tickets and learn more about vendors, tours and experiences on the farm.

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EAT FRESH. SHOP LOCAL. FARM STAND OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 10 AM - 2 PM.

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FOOD SOVEREIGNTY &
AGRICULTURE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
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FARMTOURS

AGROTOURISM

The best part of visiting our farm is being able to see, touch and taste the beauty of the farm. It's a wholistic sensory experience for children and adults. Tours are every Wednesday and Saturday starting at 10am.

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WE KNOW IT BECAUSE WE GROW IT!

COMING OCTOBER 2023

 

Grow together. Harvest together. That's Mika Hardison-Carr's philosophy for community gardening. Every month neighbors come together to bond over gardening. Hang out and with our Community Garden Coordinator, Mika. Garden facilitators provide guidance and support from start to finish.

Eartha's Farm & Market provides the seedlings, compost, irrigation, tools, and land to the community free of charge.

 

Children and families are encouraged to participate together to build a strong community in Historic Moncrief Springs. Gardening communities like our are proven to be a source of mental and emotional support.

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DOWNLOAD THE BEEKEEPING INTERNSHIP BROCHURE HERE

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Don't Miss

THE NEXT BIG THING

IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

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Eartha's Farm & Market and The Herban Bee are giving people who have historically been left out of the agriculture industry an opportunity to join the sustainable farming movement.

With funding from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant we are collaborating with BIPOC, and women passionate about beekeeping and urban farming.

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LOCAL BUSINESSES & INCUBATORS

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Eartha's Farm & Market believes in economic empowerment for small business owners committed to sustainable farming. Through equitable partnerships we provide space, time, and/or mentorship for farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs working in the early stages of their busIness development. White Harvest Farms affords them the opportunity to grow within a close-knit community of agriculturalist and activists in addition to operating on a neighborhood level with members of the Historic Moncrief Springs community and beyond.

Mika Hardison-Carr

In 2020 she began the Community Apiary at White Harvest Farm with funding from SARE Education Grant. This project addresses the social and economic barriers to beekeeping in the Jacksonville area and gives an annual cohort hands-on experience beekeeping. Mika is also the organizer of a community garden at White Harvest Farms intended to increase food security and teaches community members how to grow their own organic produce. Mika also curre

The Herban Bee

The Herban Bee which specializes in raw artisanal honey and honey based products such as herbal honey infusions, soaps, and candles. As an urban farmer, Mika focuses on integrating beekeeping in urban neighborhoods and exposing disadvantaged communities to agriculture. She practices her craft in urban areas due to limited land resources, a challenge to many black farmers in the USA. Mika is both an educator and an advocate for bee conservation.Mika has continued her beekeeping education at the University of Florida’s Bee College and is a member of both the Jacksonville and Nassau county Beekeeping Associations.

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The Herban Bee and First Coast News

Mika Hardison-Carr

In 2020 she began the Community Apiary at Eartha's Farm & Market with funding from SARE Education Grant. This project addresses the social and economic barriers to beekeeping in Jacksonville and gives minorities hands-on experience in beekeeping. Mika is also the organizer of the community garden at Eartha's Farm & Market intended to increase food security in Historic Moncreif Springs by teaching community members how to grow their own food.

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The Herban Bee

The Herban Bee specializes in raw artisanal honey and honey based products such as herbal honey infusions, soaps, and candles. The Herban Bee focuses on integrating beekeeping in urban neighborhoods and exposing disadvantaged communities to agriculture. She practices her craft in urban areas where  access to land can often be a challenge. Mika is an educator, an advocate for bee conservation and a champion in the Black Ag movement. Mika has continued her beekeeping education at the University of Florida’s Bee College and is a member of both the Jacksonville and Nassau county Beekeeping Associations.

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Allen Skinner

Allen graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and practiced for over 20 years before becoming interested in soil biology. He started Soil Life Organics, a local company that completes soil biology, structure and mineral assessments then assists in implementing programs to optimize soil performance. In 2022 Allen was named a Soil Health Champion by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)! Only the second Soil Health Champion in Florida and the first to be recognized in Duval County, Skinner joins approximately 300 members who practice positive soil health management and will help conduct outreach in their communities to improve soil health.

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In 2022 Allen received the Service to Agriculture Award for Duval County at the Farm City luncheon for his work promoting the use of soil biology in agriculture and landscaping. He recently completed a study at Eartha's Farm & Market, formerly White Harvest Farms, under a NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant. The study analyzed different farming methods using soil biology to reduce chemical inputs over the course of 3 years 

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