We Grow Year Round Using A No-Till Method & We Never Use Any Synthetic Fertilizers or Chemical Pesticides. Growing healthful food has the power to make a positive impact not just in the health of ourselves but our community as well.
Elm Street Gardens is a two-acre vegetable garden located behind a historic house in Sparta, Georgia. The gardens were begun in 2004 as an experiment
to see if the Curreys could grow the vegetables they wanted to eat throughout the year. A diverse array of vegetable and fruit crops are now grown year round using a no-till method in the outdoor beds and in the hoop houses. In addition to the two hoop houses, there is a heated seed house for starting transplants as well as a shade house for cultivating mushrooms.
We never use any synthetic fertilizers or chemicals on our property and abide by organic standards in growing our produce. Every year the soil in our garden improves with our constant mulching, and we can not only see the difference, but taste it as well. The health of our soil directly impacts both the health of our plants and of those who consume them. Quality and taste are our results.
Robert & Suzy Currey are the owners and founders of Elm Street Gardens. Over the past nine years they have transformed an overgrown backyard into a beautiful and highly productive two-acre working vegetable farm. They are an essential part of the planning, growing, and selling of Elm Street's produce.
Jim Fraser began managing Elm Street Gardens in January of 2013 as the second farmer/manager under the Elm Street Gardens Farmer Incubation
Program, which aims to support and train beginning farmers. Jim comes to Elm Street with not only a considerable amount of farming experience, including his last position at Rise N’ Shine Farms in north Georgia, but also a well rounded world view, thanks to his three years of work in Panama with the Peace Corps.