New Hope Christian Academy Urban Farm
This farm is a vital part of the campus of New Hope Christian Academy which serves children kindergarten through 6th grade located in a busy area of Memphis. The garden allows students the ability to enjoy nature, the chance to learn how to grow and nurture, and the opportunity to taste a variety of fresh-picked produce. The cafeteria manager sponsors a Try It Tuesday that features a fruit, greens or a vegetable from the garden.
Plants Featured in this Clip
Osmanthus fragrans (Sweet Olive)
Rudbeckia maxima (Giant Coneflower)
Stachys byzantina (Lamb's Ear)
Mimosa pudica (Sensitive Plant)
Symphytum officinale (Comfrey)
Pycnanthemum virginianum (Mountain Mint)
- The purpose of the farm is 3-fold: inspirational, educational, and to foster creativity.
- he mandala garden is a popular permaculture design approach that reduces pathways and makes efficient use of space.
- The harlequin bug is most often found on cabbage family members and is attracted to cleome. Once the cleome is infested, pull up and dispose of in trash bags.
- A swale is a shallow channel with gently sloping sides designed to manage water runoff.
New Hope Christian Academy 3000 University Street, Memphis TN 38127 www.newhopememphis.org 901.358.3183
Born and raised on a farm, I’ve always appreciated the smell and feel of fresh earth. When we purchased our home 35 years ago, it had some land, but not a single flower. I began the process of plotting and planning garden beds and borders, and have not stopped. Looking out at this mature landscape, it gives me a sense of accomplishment here in my own botanical garden. On her producer role with Volunteer Gardener, Annette says “These are treasured experiences. The passion that people have for their gardens sends me home feeling refreshed, and challenged.