LINC Urban Farm
LINC, Inc. operates an urban farm to provide healthy, high quality, sustainably grown, and affordable food to residents of the M.E. Roberts Transitional Living Campus, and to residents and businesses in the greater New Hanover County community. The farm is managed and operated by M.E. Roberts Transitional Living Campus residents.
The Urban Farm provides hands-on work for residents upon arrival at the M.E. Roberts Transitional Living Campus. Residents learn skills that can be transferred into entrepreneurial opportunities and employment. Individuals who are interested in transferring their new knowledge into the development of their own urban farm receive mentorship and support in business planning and marketing.
Residents working on the Urban Farm develop skills in the following areas:
Composting and Vermiculture (worm farming and composting)
Seeding, growing, and harvesting
Aquaponics – sustainable food production system which pairs aquaculture (raising aquatic animals in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water)
Mycoscaping – growing mushrooms
- Beekeeping and honey production
Hoop House Construction (polyethylene green houses)
Marketing and distribution
Produce grown on the LINC Urban Farm may be purchased directly from LINC, Inc. when seasonally available.
You can help support the LINC Urban Farm through your in-kind donation of gardening equipment and supplies from the LINC Wish List.