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Firstly, the Tri Cycle staff would like to express our gratitude for each one of you and our appreciation for the solid network of empathetic people who help make this organization possible.

In response to the declaration of national emergency, public health concern, and guidance from the World Health Organization, Tri Cycle Farms has made the difficult decision to postpone all volunteer workdays, workshops, and classes until further notice.

Community is at the root of everything we do, and in order to preserve the health and safety of our community we have concluded that the most responsible course of action is to close the Rock House to all visitors and volunteers for the time being. We are committed to maintaining our Food Recovery program and distributing food to our community partners for as long as we are able and it is safe for us to do so. 

Sharing food is extremely important in this time of need, but more important is the awareness that we must prevent the spread of COVID-19 to those most vulnerable in our community. We also want to acknowledge all the hard work you all do to continue taking care of our neighbors. 

Thank you so much for all your support and please keep following our website, Instagram and Facebook pages, or subscribe to our mailing list and we will be in touch with further updates.

Someday soon, we will all meet back in the garden.

Tri Cycle Farms is teaming up with The New School for a month-long food drive! Throughout November, students will be encouraged to donate food items that we will deliver our community partner organizations, who provide meals and pantry items to hundreds of people in need every week.
If you would like to participate in this food drive, you can bring your shelf-stable food items to our Community Rock House, located at 1705 N. Garland Ave. We will have a box on the front porch for anyone to drop off whenever!

With the help of the students and staff at The New School, Tri Cycle Farms was able to deliver 500 cans of food items to three of our community organizations: 7Hills Homeless Day Center, Seeds that Feed, and Trinity United Methodist Church. So wonderful! We hope to continue partnerships like these into the future. Thanks to all who participated in this awesome effort to help feed and give back to our community!

Free community Thanksgiving Meals 2019
Sunday, November 24
Blessing Baskets Only (no meal served:
Cross Church, 2:00pm
2801 W McMillan Dr, Fayetteville AR, 72701

Monday, November 25
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 12:00pm
224 N East Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Wednesday, November 27
American Legion Post 27, 11:00am
1195 S Curtis Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Thursday, November 28
7hills Day Center, 11:30am to 1:00pm
1832 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Salvation Army & Genesis Church, 11:00am to 2:00pm
@Genesis: 205 MLK Jr Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Samaritan Community Center, 10:30am to 12:30pm
1300 N Thompson Ave, Springdale, AR 72764

Thursday, November 28

Salvation Army of Bentonville, 11:00am to 2:00pm
3305 SW 1st St Bentonville, AR 72712

Centerton City Hall, 11:00am to 1:00pm
290 N Main St, Centerton, AR 72719

Living Waters United Methodist Church, 11:00am to 1:00pm
424 N Main St, Centerton, AR 72719

First United Methodist Church, 12:00pm
307 W Elm St, Rogers, AR 72756

BIG thanks to 7Hills Homeless Day Center for sharing this resource!

A testimonial from Karley Kindberg, Tri Cycle's first ever Programs Director:

For the past year and a half, I have been working for an organization called Tri Cycle Farms here in Fayetteville, AR. I discovered this organization when I moved to Fayetteville in the fall of 2017, almost a year after graduating from college, looking for more of a direction in life. I had been interested in and passionate about environmental and social justice issues for a long time and had been growing my interest in gardening and supporting local food systems. After volunteering for a few months at Tri Cycle, they had a position open for a part-time Arkansas GardenCorps member to work in the gardens part time from June-August of 2018. I excitedly applied, doubting my qualifications and experience, but knowing if I didn’t try, it would be a huge missed opportunity. Luckily, I had put in time as a volunteer and had begun developing relationships and trust with the organizers at Tri Cycle. I got the job and the rest is history.

Since the beginning of June 2018, my role and experience at Tri Cycle has grown and morphed into my dream job, along with all of its inevitable challenges. When my GardenCrops service term came to an end in the fall of last year, I applied to become the AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator. This flipped the script on what I was responsible for. Instead of working in the gardens where I took care of plants and worked with volunteers, I began learning about the administrative side of our nonprofit. I was excited and eager to learn the ins and outs of the nonprofit world and to figure out what more I could do to help. Through various circumstances, our anticipated team of 5 VISTAs dwindled down to just 1, giving me more hats to wear and more responsibilities. Throughout 2019, I worked closely with Don Bennett, Tri Cycle’s founder and director, as well as with Kelly Bassemier, Garden Coordinator. Our team of three has worked tirelessly over this past year to maintain our current programs while striving to reach for our goals as an organization. Despite all of this, we accomplished an immense amount with the help and support of countless volunteers, amazing board members and generous donors. (WOW so many amazing people in this community)
It’s been a whirlwind of a year, but now, here we are, at the end of my year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA.

But it’s not over yet! Today marks my first day as Programs Director, the first ever paid position at Tri Cycle Farms! I am so excited to see what we accomplish in 2020 with a team of VISTAs, along with a renewed energy and spirit. This year will be another, even better year of serving our community members and I can’t wait to see what challenges and lessons it brings for all of us!

Tri Cycle’s 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.

This organization has accomplished some amazing things in our community, but we still need more support. If you want to learn more about what we do, please visit our website at, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and consider becoming a monthly Sustaining Donor! Monthly gifts in ANY amount help us cover our operations costs, allowing us to feed our community members while offering numerous educational and empowerment opportunities for all ages! Sign up here:…/51691-be-a-tri-c…

Thanks everyone! Much love always!!!


Who loves crepes?? We certainly do! Tri Cycle Farms is excited to be the beneficiary of Crepes Paulette 's Give a Buck, Get a Cup program for the month of October! Go check out their delicious menu and consider donating a buck or two to support Tri Cycle Farms!

Springfest / Staff photo / Fayetteville Flyer 2018

The 2019 Springfest Planning Committee announced today that Tri Cycle Farms is one of two local non-profits selected as beneficiaries of this year's event. LifeSource International, one of Tri Cycle's partner organizations (TCF's Friday Food Recovery drop-off), is the second non-profit.

The festival began in the 1980s - crafted by merchants on Dickson Street - and is a Fayetteville tradition full of arts, crafts, live music, pub crawls, and Bed Races!

You won't want to miss this year's Springfest - we hope to see you there!