N. Carolina Life Plan Community Sprawling Urban Farm

A life plan community in Charlotte, North Carolina will soon be home to a large urban farm, which will support dining, resident engagement and community outreach efforts. The roughly 500-resident community, Aldersgate, plans to work with the Carolina Farm Trust on a 6.7-acre farm that would include an aquaponics garden, an outdoor classroom, fruit trees, beehives, and a “hoop house” for planting staple crops such as tomatoes, kale, spinach and cucumbers. The approximately $3 million project, dubbed “The Urban Farm at Aldersgate,” is planned to arrive in phases, with first planting slated to begin this October.

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Source: Senior Housing News