What We Do
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.
We accomplish this mission in a variety of unique and engaging ways:
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.
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.
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.