What We Do
Sustainable Berea is a group of citizens of Berea KY whose goal is to support and participate in the development of a resilient local food system.
Founded in 2005, Sustainable Berea is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides education – workshops, demonstrations, presentations, videos, literature – and material support such as seeds, starts, raised beds and fruit trees to households wishing to grow some of their own food.
The centerpiece of our work is the Berea Urban Farm, a 1.4-acre educational market garden.
Our outreach programs include the annual Victory Garden Blitz, Backyard Beekeepers, Neighborhood Perennials Project, Berea Urban Agriculture District, and Harvesting Hope – a job skills program for women in recovery from opioid addiction.
We are adapting these programs to the constraints of the pandemic by substituting on-line events for on-farm activities, and providing more material and educational support to households to help them to “grow at home.”