The Well Fed Community Garden is an urban community and market garden located in southwest Raleigh. We are dedicated to reconnecting folks to the source of their nourishment through plants, animals, soil, air, water, and friendship. We produce beautiful, nutritious food utilizing no-till, biointensive, regenerative practices focusing on soil health and community. Our 1.5 acre space hosts our community garden, market garden, a demonstration food forest and pollinator habitat, and an event space. We strive to donate 20% of the produce we grow to our community. The produce we sell supports the operations of the garden.
Regenerative farming practices are used to cultivate spring, summer, fall, and winter crops each year. The ‘season extension’ tunnels grow cold-tolerant crops throughout the winter. To increase yields of produce, cover crops, mulches, compost, and mineral supplements are employed to build healthy soil. No conventional fertilizers or pesticides are used, however, integrated pest management is practiced through scouting, crop rotation, attracting beneficial insects, and companion planting.
‘Enter the Garden’ and discover an amazing world that transforms a tiny seed into okra or a tomato. Connect with the soil full of millions of life forms working in partnership with plants.
Breathe the air, feel the wind, and drink pure water from the Garden’s well.
We are offering you many different ways to ‘Enter the Garden’ through volunteering, attending a workshop, shopping at our weekly farm stand, and touring the garden – you are welcome to experience the garden!