Our Programs

Cultivating more equitable foodways for the people of Whitakers and the surrounding areas in North Carolina.

Since 2008, the Hill Family Farm and Education Center has advocated for the wellness, education, and food access opportunities for our community. Our 20+ acre farm in Whitakers, N.C. serves as a gathering place, outdoor classroom, and local market for all to enjoy. We’ve provided agricultural, nutrition and fitness, STEM, and entrepreneurship training to youth, seniors, and the community at large.

We are frequently organizing programs and events. Some of our programs are listed below, but we recommend people follow our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on our latest activities.

Current Programs

  • Testimonial

    “I am a parent of one of the students and it is just so rewarding to witness the excitement and positive impact that this program is having on these students! Having this type of exposure outside of a general classroom has prove to be beneficial to this population of students who otherwise just get lost […]

  • Youth Summer Fun

    Youth Summer Fun

    Providing a positive and safe environment over the summer where kids can enjoy activities like sports and arts & crafts.

  • Mobile Market

    Mobile Market

    A monthly initiative making it easier for families to get fresh fruits, vegetables, and other grocery staples.

  • Youth Life Skills Academy

    Youth Life Skills Academy

    Our Youth Life Skills Academy offers full-day workshops to help young people explore interests and develop skills for job success.

  • Career Readiness Program

    Career Readiness Program

    Helping teenagers earn high school credit while gaining practical career skills.

  • Farmers and Beekeepers Conference

    Farmers and Beekeepers Conference

    We host an engaging conference every fall where people can learn and share agricultural knowledge with other members of the community.

  • Comfort Food At The Kitchen Table

    Comfort Food At The Kitchen Table

    Private cooking classes that fill you up with good food for your body and soul.

Past Programs