A hybrid farm and teaching space, this large garden has a teaching stage and feeds our community.
The Little Church Site is the home to the Start Fresh Farm. This is the first farm operated by the Start Fresh Project. Grounded in history and built to help educate the local community, this 1/2 acre site is our flagship farm where we currently host volunteer groups, events, and teach the farming component of the Culinary Arts and Farm Education Program.
Building the farm up during the 2017 Spring and Summer season was a huge task, but we got there with help of our amazing volunteers, summer farm interns and CAFE Program participants. Thanks to our community partners, the farm it is now also home to a group of lively chickens!
What We Do:
Teach people - We show the local community how to grow and harvest vegetables. These life and employment skills will hopefully lead people to work in jobs that they love. If you do what you love, the money will follow.
Feed People - We grow fresh and healthy food to sustain our program and to feed community groups. People who have access to fresh food are more likely to live deeply fulfilling lives.
Heal People - We can all benefit from gardening and community food-growing projects. It is widely recognised that regular contact with plants, animals and the natural environment can improve our physical health and mental well-being. When we grow food and flowers, we are engaging with the natural world at a pace that provides a welcome antidote to the stresses of modern life.