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.




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


Saturday, February 27: 1st Community Workday of 2016 & Annual Seed Swap! Beardsley Farm invites the community to come out and help the team with all kinds of tasks that need to be done on the farm to make it the best and most efficient that it can be. This is also a great chance to learn and connect with all kinds of members in the community. Some days there will be Garden Classes following the workday with lunch provided, so check out the Spring Workday dates!

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Get Involved


Interested in volunteering at Beardsley Farm? Beardsley will be closed for the winter and will open again in the spring. If you are interested in volunteering this winter, we will accept volunteers by appointment only. Please call us at least a week in advance at (865)-546-8446 or email us at beardsleyfarm@gmail.com.

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