A Brief History
Rise Up Community Farm began in February of 2019 when Global River Church generously gave us permission to use a 1/2 acre of land located behind their buildings.
February 2019- The first work began, clearing and preparing the land. Volunteers came out and helped us begin leveling a giant mound of dirt that was preventing us from planting.
March 2019- A greenhouse was built on the property and several yards of compost helped us prepare our first rows. The first seeds were sown!
April 2019- A tractor trailer load of compost was donated, and with the help of several volunteer groups, we were off to plant our first season of vegetables- beets, carrots, broccoli, collard greens, kale, cucumbers, squash, watermelons, tomatoes, peppers, and more!
May 2019- our first harvests of bok choy, collard greens, kale, turnip greens, and more went to the House of Mercy food pantry, serving families in need in our local community!