The Lord’s Acre

Working with the strengths of our community to address the fresh food needs of everyone.

The Lord’s Acre cultivates community not only from the ground up but also from the inside out. We seek to bring people together around a topic that affects us all - namely the growing, preparing, sharing, and enjoying of food. This is new territory! Though, in some ways it is old territory - the way many communities used to look.

Instead of simply growing food and giving it away, we are not afraid to wrestle with questions that go beyond food security and food justice, to the very core of what it means to be a neighbor and to love your neighbor. We believe that solutions are not in the hands of a few, but in bringing everyone to the table, especially those who are typically marginalized. Relationships are the key resource and that includes our relationship with the land.

There are many types of hunger.
Everyone is hungry for something.
Everyone has something to give.

Garden Information

Started:

2009

County:

Buncombe

Participant Count:

31-50

Organization:

Cooperative/Communal Garden

Plot Count:

Less than 10

Type:Food bank garden Size:

1 - 5 acres

Primary Production:

Vegetables

Secondary Production:

Compost, Flowers/greenery, Fruits, Herbs, Honey (bees)

Culture/Language:

English primarily

Primary Audience:

Anyone who is able.

Primarily Served:

People in need of food and the entire community gets education and sense of common space.

Funding Source:

No one on an ongoing basis. We fundraise continually and have received grants.


Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
Non-profit organization The Lord's Acre View site 838=628-3688 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Production Report

Time Period Crop Type Pounds Harvested
2009 Vegetable 3 tons
2010 Vegetable 6 tons
2011 Vegetable 8 tons
2012 Vegetable 9.5 tons
2013 Vegetable 8.5 tons
2014 Vegetable 10 tons

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Private Land
The Lord's Acre
828-628-3688
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Garden Contact:

Susan Sides
828-628-3688
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Garden Location:

26 Joe Jenkins Road, Fairview, NC 28730, USA

Mailing Address:

The Lord's Acre
83 Butterrow Cove Road
Fairview, NC 28730