Our mission is to make healthy, sustainably grown, quality, and organic produce and medicinal herbs available to everyone, while working both for and with our community. 

We strive to reverse the overwhelming amount of food deserts and food apartheids in the 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.

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


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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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More About our Farm

Farm Size

Total of 1/2 acre, split between two plots


  • Produce
    • Melons
    • Kale
    • Collards
    • Tomatoes
    • Cantaloupe
    • Okra
    • Peas (purple hull)

Conservation Practices

  • Conservation crop rotation
  • Compost
  • 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