We would like to introduce ourselves and our project.....
In 2013, Rowan Millar, Susan Richardson and Jimmy Mechan of MillarRich had the idea of creating a small, sustainable farm to provide fresh food to their community and employ adults with intellectual disabilities. In the fall, we broke ground and planted a winter cover crop on an acre of space in the Bells Bend neighborhood just outside of Nashville, TN. We’re located behind the newly renovated former Wade Elementary School, now transformed into the Millarrich offices and a soon-to-be community center and cafe, at 5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike. Since January, our two farm managers, Mary Lindsay Sherrill and Rachel Stubbs, have been working with Rowan, Susan, Jimmy, and our first assistant Josh Gibson, to plan and prepare for the 2014 growing season.
Our hopes for this first season as a 501-c3 nonprofit include forming a team of employees with all range of abilities, providing a successful, small Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and creating volunteer and educational opportunities for our growing community.
Here are a few ways that you can get involved!
Come Visit: We welcome visitors at 5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike, M-Th, 9-5 (for the wintertime). Drop us a line and let us know you’re coming!
Attend a benefit event: We are working to raise money to fund our start-up costs (seeds, chickens, a greenhouse, a barn!). March 8th we’ll be hosting a benefit square dance/concert with live music, food, drink and a silent auction, sure to be a blast.
Volunteer: Starting in March, we’ll have regular weekly work parties open to volunteers. We love teaching and working with people on the farm. All levels of experience welcome. Stay tuned for more information.
Be a CSA member: Sign up for a box of fresh produce from our farm every week from June-October! We’ll be sending out info very soon about logistics and how to sign up.
Spread the word: Tell friends about us! Follow our Facebook, Twitter, and/or Blog (coming soon!).
Please email us with any questions or comments. We’d love to hear from you!
Rachel Stubbs // firstname.lastname@example.org & Mary Lindsay Sherrill //email@example.com