Convivium is the Latin word for “feast”. It is the idea of coming together in celebration around food. The mission of Convivium Urban Farmstead is to create community around food – growing, preparing, preserving and, of course, enjoying food.
What We Do
Convivium believes in protecting the community and environment. By utilizing our gifts and resources we all can make a significant positive impact on the lives of our neighbors.
We accomplish this goal in a variety of unique and engaging ways:
Poverty and food insecurity is an everyday reality for many North End residents. Over 30% of North End residents live below the poverty line and between 25% and 50% of households receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (food stamps).
Convivium offers classes in three main areas: cooking, gardening and woodworking for both kids and adults. We aim to make these accessible and affordable to all income levels. Our class mix is varied, but a common thread is that we seek to teach skills, techniques and knowledge of the “old way” of doing things before they are lost forever to modernity.
Our restaurant features a from-scratch menu that highlights the fresh produce we grow ourselves in our neighbor’s backyards. All proceed from the restaurant help support our classes and other non-profit programming.
Creating Community Around Food
To us, creating community around food also means providing access and education about healthy food choices to children and others who are struggling with food access and the adverse health effects of eating a diet of highly processed food.
Convivium Urban Farmstead is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to create community around all aspects of food. Your patronage helps support our non-profit activities.