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FOOD SOVEREIGNTY | FOOD SECURITY | AGRICULTURAL TRAINING
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AG Education

White Harvest Farms is working to become a leader in agricultural education. We want you to learn about agriculture, natural resources and land management in a fun, accessible and diverse way.

When you sign up for our workshops experience the natural world in a unique way. We believe that the future of agriculture will be lead by people who value sustainability, who value community and who value diversity.

We want to help you gain as much wisdom as you can about the natural world and how it impacts our food, our health and our society.

You can read our monthly newsletter and hear from our community or growers, gardeners, homesteaders and environmentalist. Explore White Harvest Farm and uncover all of its mysteries. Historic Moncrief Springs has been a place of wonder for over 100 years and your presence here is another opportunity for us fulfill the legacy of our founder Eartha White.

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

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FOOD SOVEREIGNTY &
AG EDUCATION PROGRAMS
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THE ART OF
SOAPMAKING

Learn the history and the chemistry

of artisanal soaps.

     Immerse yourself in the captivating world of soap making and leave the class with new skills, knowledge, and exquisite, handcrafted soaps. Mika Hardison-Carr, the owner of the Herban Bee, is an experienced soapmaking artisan. She will guide you through the step-by-step process, ensuring that you gain a comprehensive understanding of the techniques and principles involved. Embark on a fragrant adventure! Unleash your creativity where you'll learn the ancient craft of soapmaking. You'll delve into the art and science behind soap making, transforming simple ingredients into beautifully handcrafted, aromatic bars of soap.

SEPTEMBER 23RD, 12 PM

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SOIL
FERTILITY

Good food comes from good soil!

     Learn about the risks associated with soil nutrient imbalance and soil fertility loss while highlighting the role of soil fertility in producing sufficient, safe, and more nourishing food for healthier plants, animals, and people.

     White Harvest Farms is partnering with Soil Life Organics to help you learn more about sustainable agriculture. We are dedicated to helping people optimize their soil conditions to get the best results from what they are growing whether it be food crops, turf, or landscaping.

WORKSHOP TBD

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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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TOP 5 WAYS TO USE HERBS

  1. Tea

  2. Hair

  3. Potpourri

  4. Baths

  5. Salves

     We know you see herbalist and wonder, how do they have all of this knowledge? Where do I begin? White Harvest Farms is the perfect place. We have an herbalist who has partnered with us to create a workshop that will guide you through every step of beginning your herbalism journey. By the end of this workshop you will have the tools and the knowledge to work with plants and begin integrating herbalism into your daily life.

WORKSHOP TBD

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Community
garden

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.

White Harvest Farms 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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White Harvest Farms 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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WHF 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.

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HOW TO BECOME A BEEKEEPER

Get a behind the scenes look at our Community Apiary and learn what it takes to become a beekeeper.

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 White Harvest Farms 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 White Harvest Farms intended to increase food security in Historic Moncreif Springs by teaching community members how to grow their own food.

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 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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