Tate Farm Garden at NWSA was established in 2013 by a group of parents and teachers with a goal of creating both a working garden and an outdoor classroom; a place where our students can learn first-hand about growing edibles, as well as develop a sense of civic responsibility and respect for the environment.


The garden is named after Thad Tate, a prominent civic leader in Charlotte back in the late 1800's to early 1900's. Mr. Tate had a farm on the property where our school now stands.


Tate Farm Garden is part of a network of 90+ gardens in the Charlotte area, Friendship Garden Network, that donates a portion of our fresh vegetables to Friendship Trays on a regular basis.


Friendship Trays delivers daily balanced meals to over 750 Charlotte-Mecklenburg community members who are unable to obtain or prepare their own meals because of age or infirmity.


The Tate Farm Garden at Northwest School of the Arts relies entirely on the volunteer efforts and enthusiasm of our school community to keep growing. 


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