Community Garden

Begun as pilot in spring 2016, this patient-driven and supported/worked garden started with only three raised beds, which grew to ten raised beds and an in-ground plot, and now spans half an acre, including 15 raised beds, an herb spiral, and composting beds, in addition to blueberry and other fruit bushes.

Thanks to TFC’s garden, and our link with local gleaning projects in partnership with The Society of St. Andrew, hundreds of pounds of fresh produce are grown and harvested annually by volunteers and made available to our patients for free.

TFC and its garden are also the demonstration site of the Ironwood Square Rain Water Harvesting System, a water conservation project funded by a grant from the City of Hendersonville, and developed in partnership with Conserving Carolina, the NC State College of Agricultural Life and Sciences, and the NC Cooperative Extension

If you would like to become a garden volunteer, please contact us at 828-697-8422 or volunteer@thefreeclinics.org for more information.