CAC Beardsley Community Farm is an urban demonstration site that has promoted food security and sustainable urban agriculture through practice, education, and community outreach since 1998.



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CAC Beardsley Community Farm is an urban community farm that promotes food security and sustainable agriculture. Since 1998, Beardsley Farm has worked to increase access to fresh produce in Knoxville’s food deserts through produce donations, educational programs, and community gardening. Beardsley Farm grows over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables in six acres of Malcolm Martin Park with the help of over 1,000 annual volunteers.  

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Upcoming Events


Tupelo Honey Charity Giving Month- May 1-31, 2017  Dine at any Tupelo Honey and help support Beardsley Farm! 100% of all collected donations will come straight to Beardsley.  

Workday - Saturday, June 10, 2017

Farm Camp - June 12-16, 2017 - For an application, click here. 

Solstice Supper @ the Mill and Mine- Wednesday June 21, 2016

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Get Involved


Interested in volunteering at Beardsley Farm? Our spring volunteer hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm and our summer volunteer hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-1:00 pm.  Please call us at least a week in advance at (865)-546-8446 or email us at beardsleyfarm@gmail.com to let us know when you or a group of people would like to come help out. We ask that you please wear closed-toed shoes, clothes you don't mind getting dirty and bring a reusable water bottle that you may fill up at the farm.

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