We believe that low-income communities should have affordable access to healthy foods, so we have designed a series of programs to make this vision a reality.


Our Produce

Our community garden produces enough food to feed roughly 30 people weekly. All of the harvest is free to low-income individuals in the Westchester community in exchange for their volunteer services in our garden and eventual greenhouse. To sign up to volunteer at our garden, please email us or go to our Volunteer page for further information.


Produce Market

As much as we'd like to, we can't feed everyone with our home-grown produce. So, to make affordable, fresh produce available to more low-income families in the Westchester community, we are partnering with local farmers to hold a weekly, free produce market at our location. The market is held weekly on Sundays at 1-3pm at our garden location, weather-permitting.


Cooking Classes

What better way to fall in love with healthy food than to learn how to cook it? Our Master Chefs will teach teach you how to prepare delicious, cheap, and easy meals during our New Leaf Cooking Classes. Classes will be advertised on flyers throughout the Westchester community and posted on our Events page calendar.


Become a Gardener

Every garden needs a gardener. We are partnering with local community members and other willing volunteers to help cultivate and harvest our produce. If you or your organization are looking for a volunteer opportunity that makes a positive impact on those in need, please contact us and we'll put you to work!


Learning Center

Our Learning Center empowers low-income community members to fight poverty in their lives through strategic education programs. Specifically, our Learning Center offers the following programs:

  • Onsite S.T.E.M. classes for at-risk kids at local schools

  • Gardening 101 trainings for volunteers

  • Cooking classes for community members using affordable, seasonal ingredients




Call us:


Find us: 

4527 Freedom Drive. Charlotte, NC 28208

© 2015 New Leaf Foundation.