The Beardsley Community Farm project is moving a step further! After completing the design development phase, we are glad to say it is moving on to construction documents. The plans for the project are coming along nicely for the shelter that will serve as a critical threshold between the public entrance and the farm grounds. CAC Beardsley Community Farm consists of a community garden with several orchard and fruit patches, all situated on six and a half acres of public park. The history of the Farm started in 1996 when the City of Knoxville provided funds to start the project on the former site of Beardsley Junior High School. The shelter is designed to be a multipurpose space for visitors, volunteers, and the small staff. With two offices, restrooms, and storage space along with a multipurpose gathering space, the building will provide respite from the elements and the adequate needs to function on a daily basis. Two of the exciting sustainable strategies are the roof rainwater collection system and the photovoltaic film applied to the roof. The shelter will allow for the organization to further promote their mission of the practice, education and outreach food security and urban agriculture.
For more information about CAC Beardsley Community Farm, visit their website at: beardsleyfarm.org