Harvest & Filter Gives Urban Dwellers the Chance to Grow Their Own Food Bank

As an advocate of organic plant-focused food, London-based Harvest & Filter are inspiring urban dwellers to grow their own by launching a collection of wild and heirloom seeds — and they’re already proving popular.

As an online business, Harvest & Filter offer a seed service tailored towards people with limited space or without gardens. Encouraging homegrowers to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs in small spaces such as balconies, indoor planters and window ledges, the wild and heirloom seeds available at launch include juicy wild strawberries; amaranth, an ancestral crop grown and harvested by ancient Mayan and Aztec civilisations; elderberries with naturally high levels of antioxidants and dark blue-green Nero di Toscano kale. A full list of untreated wild and heritage seeds can be found by joining the Harvest & Filter free subscription website. https://www.harvestandfilter.co.uk/

Audrey Louis from Harvest & Filter is excited about the potential of this new venture.

She said: “Essentially, what Harvest & Filter are doing is giving people in cities and suburban areas seeds and resources to grow their own healthy food.” At the very least, people can start growing with a planter or window box and a vision of the delicious and nutritious meals they’ll create that will incorporate the food they harvest.”

“We’re passionate about sharing information on the health benefits of certain foods. We pride ourselves in supplying untreated, naturally occurring seeds together with helpful tips and instructions, ensuring people have an opportunity to grow, in abundance, their own fresh and highly nutritious food.

“The ability to deliver such seeds is our way of strengthening the use of ancient, traditional and holistic methods towards better health.”

Harvest & Filter also support the use of organic and veganic practices towards growing food. Edible plants that grow from their seeds are highly likely to be significantly more nutritious and safer to eat than conventional produce grown with the help of questionable chemicals and methods.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the price of processed foods is falling in the UK. Meanwhile, the price of fresh fruits and vegetables continues to rise. The team at Harvest & Filter knows they have the power to help redress this unhealthy imbalance with the launch of their wild and heirloom seed store.

About Harvest & Filter

Giving thanks to the ancestors, the much respected Dr Sebi, Llaila O. Afrika, other various holistic professionals and Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm whose work helped inspire and usher the creation of Harvest & Filter, by London based AFV Group.

Harvest & Filter’s online portal https://www.harvestandfilter.co.uk is a members website specialising in introducing more affordable non-GMO, organic plant-focused foods for achieving and maintaining better health. Membership gives access to a range of organic produce and high-quality products, available for purchase online. The portal is a particularly helpful resource for melanated people with an ethos of choosing natural and organic nutrient-dense plant-focused food, grown without harmful chemicals and genetic modifications.

Harvest Properties/Cerberus Capital Management JV Sell 385K-SF Office Building in Daly City, CA

Dc Station

Dc Station

OAKLAND, Calif.May 18, 2021PRLog — Harvest Properties (“Harvest”) and an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”) have sold DC Station, a 385,000-square-foot Class A office building and adjacent seven-level parking structure in Daly City, CA.

Oakland, CA-based real estate investment firm Harvest and Cerberus, a global leader in alternative investing, acquired the asset located at 2001 Junipero Serra Boulevard in April 2018.  DC Station benefited from an attractive transit-oriented location, large and flexible floorplates, recently completed on-site amenities, and overall high asset quality relative to its replacement cost and other comparable trades in the marketplace.

Approximately 70 percent leased at the time of acquisition, the partnership implemented a robust leasing program that resulted in the execution of more than a dozen leases, exceeding 105,000 square feet to bring the occupancy to more than 90 percent by early 2020.

“DC Station was an under-leased but high-quality, transit-oriented asset that we were able to acquire at a compelling basis,” said John Winther, Managing Partner at Harvest Properties.  “Our acquisition thesis was not only proven through our successful office leasing but later expanded upon by getting ahead of migration trends in both the office and the life science segment of the market.”

The partnership identified strategic opportunities with the expansion and migration of life science beyond South San Francisco into neighboring markets, including Daly City.  Completing the necessary feasibility analyses to confirm the building could accommodate life science users, the partnership paved the way for a potential conversion of the asset for life science use to capitalize on both the leasing and capital markets demand.

“DC Station was an attractive opportunity to acquire a high-quality, well-located property,” added Tom Wagner, Head of North American Real Estate at Cerberus. “With Cerberus’ and Harvest’s combined expertise, we were able to unlock significant value through property enhancements and strategic leasing efforts. We look forward to working with Harvest on future projects.”

About Harvest Properties

Harvest Properties is a vertically integrated, full-service commercial real estate investment firm that specializes in the acquisition, entitlement, development, management of commercial property, primarily through joint-venture investments in Northern California. Over the last decade, Harvest has become an established leader in the marketplace by generating attractive returns for its financial partners, providing creative solutions and outstanding service.  Harvest Properties’ portfolio comprises approximately ten million square feet of office, life science, and industrial properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit http://www.harvestproperties.com.

About Cerberus

Founded in 1992, Cerberus is a global leader in alternative investing with approximately $55 billion in assets across complementary credit, private equity, and real estate strategies. We invest across the capital structure where our integrated investment platforms and proprietary operating capabilities create an edge to improve performance and drive long-term value. Our tenured teams have experience working collaboratively across asset classes, sectors, and geographies to seek strong risk-adjusted returns for our investors. For more information about our people and platforms, visit us at www.cerberus.com.


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