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"Our task is to work as neighbors with neighbors to foster the healing of our place."

About us

The Trevecca Urban Farm was inspired as a teaching tool to equip students to help food-insecure neighborhoods around the world. In the heart of Nashville, livestock guardian dogs oversee our heritage goats, pigs, and chickens as they graze Trevecca’s campus and lots nearby. A worm farm, an aquaponics fish farm, campus composting, beekeeping, urban orchard, greenhouse, vegetable garden, and two additional community gardens produce abundantly within view of Nashville’s skyscrapers. The Trevecca Urban Farm is a program of the J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice.



For more information, contact Jason Adkins at jadkins@trevecca.edu or like us on Facebook.

An environmental program

We recognize that nothing impacts the created world and its inhabitants like farming–still the livelihood of half the world’s workers. As Wendell Berry reminds us, “How we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world will be used.” Good farming can save the planet. We teach and practice community-centered organic agriculture that heals the land and the communities that depend on it.

A justice program

We recognize that the gifts of the land and environmental burdens are not shared equitably. The world’s poorest communities face the greatest threats to chemical exposure, dumping, flooding, displacement, and inadequate food access. Our task is to work as neighbors with neighbors to foster the healing of our place.

About creation care

TreeCycle

Thanks to a $50,000 grant from Nashville Metro Public Health Department’s Community Partnership Fund, we've created TreeCycle—a program in which area youth will bike throughout the Napier and Sudekum neighborhoods and plant trees. TreeCycle works to fight back against food insecurity and economic factors that make it difficult for Trevecca’s neighbors to access healthy, nutritious foods. Learn more here or watch this feature story from News Channel 5.

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