Who We Are

Through community engagement, Tri Cycle Farms is creating a sustainable urban farm park where we cherish and steward education, community, and soil. Share the earth, share the crop, and share this beautiful place. We are a community urban farm working to address food insecurity by growing food and teaching others to grow food. We have a beautiful, productive garden on 2 acres of land in the heart of the city. Our friends and neighbors come to work in the garden, or they might stop by to soak in the rejuvenating natural beauty. We strive to create community by reconnecting with the land, with our food, and with each other.       

Our Mission and Vision

  Tri Cycle Farms' mission is to grow community through soil as we steward food awareness, education, and empowerment. We envision a world with food security, sovereignty, and sustainability for all.   The seed to Tri Cycle Farms was planted when two food insecure and underemployed friends decided to grow a garden. After speaking to 100 people, to better understand their personal experience with food insecurity, they began to uncover some startling statistics of a city and county with the third highest rates of food insecurity in the state of Arkansas.

From There To Here....

In 2011, Don Bennett, founder of TCF, purchased two acres behind his house and with a coalition of community volunteers, a farm-raising movement began.  In October of 2011, the field was cleared by a volunteer force of a 119. The next day our former mayor tilled the soil and this urban heritage farm was reborn. An endeavor that started with two food insecure individuals has grown to over 1,000 engaged community members. 

 

 

These volunteers and talented collaborators have transformed a vision into an organization with a mission.

 

Tri Cycle Farms is a constantly growing community of stewards for food awareness, education and empowerment. Our farm raising, event-based approach has drawn regional and state-wide attention as we create a sustainable community urban farm model that can be replicated anywhere.