Aldersgate and Carolina Farm Trust are proud to collaborate on a major agricultural and cultural initiative that will continue the Aldersgate-led transformation of Charlotte’s east side. Introducing the Urban Farm at Aldersgate – a mission to nourish, educate and inspire our community, while continuing to foster intergenerational, multicultural connectivity.
OUR MASTER PLAN
Spanning 6.7 acres, the Urban Farm at Aldersgate
will serve as a food source – and learning lab – for the eastside community and beyond.
Both EBT and SNAP will be accepted, ensuring the working farm is truly a resource for all.
Carolina Farm Trust will design this farm to be first of its kind in Charlotte. Managed by a farmer, the farm will feature traditional farming beds, an aquaponics garden, mobile kitchen, beehives for pollination, and a hoop garden with culturally relevant produce for sale. It will have a farm stand year-round with seasonal produce grown on the farm and other products from local farms (within 100 miles). It is designed to be a hub of community engagement with entertainment, special events and cooking demonstrations.
LET'S HELP THESE CHALLENGES
With so much talk about challenges surrounding issues of economic mobility and food insecurity, this is a tangible solution to a serious problem we face in our East Charlotte neighborhoods. The facts are unconscionable:
LET’S GROW IT TOGETHER
MECA Realty will match all donations up to $25,000 until September 30
Urban farms can only be successful when the entire community gets behind them. Right now other big urban cities have already invested in urban farms. Austin, Detroit, Denver, and others have taken advantage of available land within their cities to make fresh food accessible to more citizens. We are at a major crossroads in Charlotte. Together we can grow these urban farms to ensure that all citizen have access to healthy, fresh food.
We are excited to announce that MECA Realty has partnered with Carolina Farm Trust to kick start our Urban Farm Initiative.
Now until September 30 every donation made will be matched 1:1 by MECA up to $25,000.
What brought Aldersgate and Carolina Farm Trust together to form the Urban Farm at Aldersgate? Mission fulfillment. It’s our collective belief that farm-to-table food is not a “social-class” privilege; it’s a human right that has measurable health and economic advantages for our community.
Help us achieve our goal and donate today!
CONNECT WITH US
For more information, contact
Zack Wyatt, Carolina Farm Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Erin Barbee, Aldersgate Director of Mission Advancement at