Most of downtown Augusta lies in a food desert.
More than 30% of residents in this area don’t own a car, and the nearest grocery store is more than two miles away. Residents often shop at convenience stores where the only option is packaged or frozen foods. These stores don’t offer healthy options like fresh produce, dairy, or meat.
We’re growing hope for downtown Augusta at our Urban Farm. 40 raised beds, a flock of chickens, and a greenhouse provide fresh produce and eggs for farm-to-table meals at The Master’s Table. Our team also offers educational sessions for the whole community on gardening and nutrition. A robust composting and vermiculture system and organic farming methods helps keep our operation clean and sustainable and provide even more opportunities for learning.
Currently we offer one large monthly volunteer event, usually on a Saturday morning (or Thursday evening during the hottest summer months). On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we also host smaller groups of volunteers from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. to help our team maintain the raised beds.
Other volunteer events are posted as needed. We also welcome any local Boy Scouts looking for volunteer projects.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Urban Farm, please visit our Volunteer Page to learn more.
Help our downtown Augusta neighbors by donating to support our Urban Farm.
Together, we can provide healthy nutrition for today and hope for tomorrow for our neighbors who struggle.