Alleycat Acres exisits to (re)connect people, place, and food by transforming underutilized urban space and creating a network of neighborhood run farms. In other words, they make farms happen. They find private landowners who are interested in donating a plot of land to be used for greater community involvement.
There are no “individual plots,” the farms operate as a whole. Each space has one farm manager – the point person who will plan out the season and is knowledgeable with all things veggies.
- Planning for the growing season usually begins in March, so check the calendar on the Alleycat Acres website for more infornation.
- They are also always looking for new garden sites. If you know of a great location that could use a little plant love, be sure to contact these good folks.
From May – September, each Alleycat farm site has a weekly work night. During these nights, the farm manager and volunteers to tend the plot and harvest the produce. Harvests are split between anyone who works on the farm and community partners. Volunteers opt to take some home with them, donate their share, or both. It’s all up to the individual and their immediate needs.