We are thrilled and honored to announce a new partnership at the Urban Farm at Aldersgate. Wisdom and Cherie Jzar, founders and owners of Deep Roots CPS Farm, will manage the Urban Farm at Aldersgate over the next 6 months as we develop a longer-term transition plan. Under Wisdom and Cherie’s mentorship, Sam Hargrove will help manage the daily operations of the farm.
Carolina Farm Trust and Deep Roots CPS Farm share the goal of ensuring equitable access to healthy, fresh, and affordable foods. The alignment of our work will undoubtedly potentiate the multitude of benefits that the Urban Farm can bring to Charlotte’s East Side. In addition, we at Carolina Farm Trust are excited to support Wisdom and Cherie as they usher in Sam as a Black farmer working in urban agriculture.
Wisdom and Cherie bring to the farm a wealth of knowledge and experience in agriculture, business administration, and community building. They are passionate about connecting the community to nutritious food, inspiring the next generation of farmers, intergenerational engagement in farming, and reducing racial barriers to farming. We hope that this will be just the beginning of a long-term partnership between Carolina Farm Trust and Deep Roots CPS Farm, and we look forward to the coming months.