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


October 8th- Saturday Workday and Garden Class: "Green Manure-Build Your Soil With Cover Crops"

October 23rd- Harvest Festival- a free event to celebrate the farm, the community, and all things fall!

November 5th- Saturday Workday

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Get Involved


Interested in volunteering at Beardsley Farm? 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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