Share the Harvest Community Farm is a new two-acre farm in Cabarrus County located next to McGill Baptist Church on Popular Tent Rd. The farm established by the Cannon YMCA with support for local organizations, including Lomax Incubator Farms, recently broke ground. The farm will grow vegetables and fruit to be distributed through Peachtree Market to local food panties affiliated with Cooperative Christian Ministry, Cabarrus Meals on Wheels, and First Assembly Church. Read the article in The Charlotte Observer for more details.
The garden at Frank Liske Park has been expanded from one small plot to 16 50-square -foot plots and 2 400-square-foot plots. The Cabarrus County Active Living and Parks is making the smaller plots available for rent by individuals, with the larger plots designed for groups interested in growing produce to distribute to local food pantries. The Cooperative Christian Ministries is the primary contact for the food distribution. For more information on renting a Discovery Garden call 704-920-3484.
The Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm and Carolina Farm Stewardship have joined forces to raise $11,000 to grow 11,000 pounds of food. The new program entitled Grow Local, Give Back uses sweet potato and onion plants donated from New Sprout Organic Farms and Walker Organic Farms to teach farmers-in-training to grow crops. Then the vegetables they grow are donated to local food pantries in Cabarrus County. Donations of as little as $1 are accepted; a $25 donation includes membership to Carolina Farm Stewardship. Find out more at the link below.