Chander Payne, Kesh Khanna, & Nico Altamar
Maryland & Washington DC
Urban BEET's mission is to cultivate compassion. We create urban farms to offer fresh vegetables and community workdays to students and local people experiencing homelessness. Updates from Urban BEET
In the time of COVID-19, we believe the power to grow is food is more important than ever: we are providing Free Little Farms to underserved families who have been affected by the Pandemic.
Urban BEET creates urban farms to give fresh vegetables and community workdays to students and local people experiencing homelessness. We are reimagining approaches to urban food security and brining carbon into the ground through regenerative agriculture.
Our venture began when we noticed the food inequality within our own school, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. Many of our classmates didn’t have access to nutritious foods. This inspired us to start Urban BEET: we wanted to help our planet and the people on it, starting with one school urban farm harvesting fresh vegetables for a food pantry.
We are so pumped to be a part of the Call for Kindness! We can’t wait to meet and learn from all the other amazing changemakers!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we started our Free Little Farms program. Each Free Little Farm consists of all necessary supplies to grow vegetables at home (such as lettuce, spinach, beets, and more!) We’ve delivered 200 Free Little Farms to underserved families affected by the pandemic so far, giving them the power to grow food at home.
During this quarter, Urban Beet has continued our Free Little Farms program. Each Free Little Farm consists of all necessary supplies to grow vegetables at home (such as lettuce, spinach, beets, and more!)
We are also hopeful about leading virtual classes to kids in need via Zoom about growing their own fresh produce and all the tips and tricks of gardening!
We cannot wait to see for what’s in store for Urban Beet and are looking forward to growing and improving with the help of Riley’s Way and all the incredible youth leaders involved to make the world a better place!