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Heru’s Urban Farming

“My mission is to make healthy, sustainably grown, quality, and organic produce and medicinal herbs available to everyone, while working both for and with my community.”

“While my background is in management and teaching, my family’s long farming history motivated me to make a real change in my community’s access to quality and healthy food.

 I strive to reverse the overwhelming amount of food deserts and food apartheids in my local community, in order to create an atmosphere in St. Louis that encourages a healthier lifestyle for generations to come. Heru Urban Farming aims to create a healthier environment by educating on the importance of organic and non-GMO foods, which you can grow right from your own backyard. This is done in a way that optimizes both the sustainability and respect to nature and traditional practices.

As a native to a St. Louis food desert myself, I have a very interactive role with the community that I serve. I started with a plot equal to ⅛ of a football field, which has exponentially grown to the size of 3 football fields over the past 3 years. I offer food subscriptions involving over 15 crops, as well as cooking classes, hands on urban farming training, and medicinal herbal remedies. ”

Learn more about Tyrean of Heru Urban Farming by listening to this Earthworms podcast with Jean Ponzi on KDHX and by reading more about him here:

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5257 Maffitt ave 63113

Visiting Hours

Tuesday-Friday 11-7
Saturday 9-5

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Heru’s Urban Farming & Garden
5257 Maffitt Ave
Mon-Fri 4-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm

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Heru Adeleke

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A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

Total of 1/2 acre, split between two plots


  • Cabbage
  • Melons
  • Zucchini
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Onions
  • Beets
  • Collards
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Canteloupe
  • Peppers
  • Okra
  • Peas (purple hall)

Conservation Practices

Conservation crop rotation


No spray

No-till practices

Soil testing

Integrated pest management

Pollinator enhancement plan

Additional Practices

Organic seeds

Training for neighborhood kids

Dense planting to avoid bare soil

Hand-pulling weeds

Hand-picking pests

Golden Beet

This farm meets our standards for the Golden Beet - our designation for excellence for exceptional Known & Grown farms.