Who We Are
We are a cooperative and community based enterprise that works with individuals, neighborhoods, groups, schools, and communities to create abundant, low-maintenance and beautiful edible gardens. We are committed to helping everyday people unleash their capacity to be producers, working from the inside-out in the communities we live, work, and play in. We view our relationships to each other and the greater Durham community as the cornerstone for regenerative edible landscapes, urban farms, and community gardens.
Since 2006, we have installed more than 125 edible landscapes, or food forests. These gardens simultaneously grow vegetables, fruit trees and berry bushes while helping regenerate the land. They harvest and utilize rainwater, build soil, and provide habitat for beneficial insects and animals. They create abundance both for human communities and the environments they're tied to.
Our community work centers around sliding scale workshops and workdays that have coached and trained hundreds of people in many aspects of home scale food production, from growing edible mushrooms to raising backyard chickens. Through our community based urban agriculture and community garden projects, we walk with youth and neighbors to strengthen the creative and resilient communities they live and work in.