Farm School & Ag Services
Embrace your green thumb
Organic Micro-Market Farm School
Welcome to our Robeson Street Organic Farm School! We introduce farmers to organic, micro-market farming and focus on sustainable practices that help grow quality produce from our rich Carolina soil. First and foremost, our Micro-Market Farm School teaches people how to be stewards of the land. Our hands-on curriculum utilizes our farms in Henderson, NC to provide our students with experience in small farm planning, planting and equipment. and utilize them for hands-on learning and real-life growing, both outside and in controlled environments such as greenhouses. In addition, students are taught how to run farms based on surrounding market needs.
Economic development through micro-market farming.
Community farming is a key part of economic development in rural areas that have few other fresh food options. Small scale farming for food production creates a community-controlled, local food system that leads to small business development. Our neighborhoods and communities benefit in multiple ways: beautification, particularly in places where there are empty or abandoned lots; fresh, locally grown produce becomes more available and more affordable; people lead more active lifestyles, which improves health and quality of life; and re-establishes community connections.
The goal is to immediately service family needs within our community by growing healthy local food. We are building an entrepreneur community, since those who work in our farm school will have the opportunity to take over an existing vacant lot, after graduation and begin their own micro-market farm. We educate, train and empower residents to live better and productive lives and healthier communities. Training promotes income generation through farming and business opportunities that lead to self-sufficiency.