We will provide a 6- to 24-month holistic, transitional living program based on a working farm for up to 12 women leaving North Carolina prisons. Residents will be partially self-supporting through growing their own food, their labor contribution to the farm, and the sale of harvests through local farmers markets, a Community Supported Agriculture program, and sales to restaurants and institutions. We will provide a portion of our harvest to low-income communities through partnerships with food banks and churches. We are seeking additional support through donations and grants.
Programming will include: entrepreneurship and small business skills, career building, financial literacy, family reunification, agriculture, horticulture and permaculture, food preparation and presentation, value-added production, nutrition and wellness, addiction recovery support, diverse food traditions, and community building.
Our mission is to provide an opportunity for women leaving prison to live and work on a farm where they grow food, nourish self, and foster community.
Benevolence Farm seeks to enable women to return to their chosen community with the knowledge and tools necessary to live independently and successfully.
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