Giving Forward

Seeding Change

Our current non-profit projects were donated through a partnership with the Robbins Nest Advisory Fund established by Allison Robbins, the late sister of our Founder Tracey Westbrook.

The beauty and bounty of our gardens is a direct reminder of Allison’s vibrancy and extraordinary zest for life. We strive to make as much of an impact on the world as Allison did through our farm’s philanthropic efforts.

Contact us to discover how you and your organization can grow with us.

Dig Local received a grant from the Robbins Nest Advisory Fund to open and operate the Atlantic Beach City Market which gives Mayport and Atlantic Beach residents access to fresh and affordable produce.

Current Farms and Initiatives

Have you noticed something new sprouting up in our Y’s? Those vertical growing systems are part of SEEDifferently, an initiative of the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast and Atlantic Beach Urban Farms. We are cultivating passion about Urban Agriculture to create jobs, educate youth, improve public health and empower communities. Together, we hope to inspire communities to grow their own food and see the untapped potential in all of the unused spaces around them.

North Florida School of Special Education’s Berry Good Farms  is a vocational training program for young adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Last year, Atlantic Beach Urban Farms donated a commercial 10-tower farm, which added to the on-trend methods of farming.

BEAM is a non-profit that operates two food pantries in the beaches communities of Jacksonville. Last year we added a 10-tower vertical growing system donated by Atlantic Beach Urban Farms. Tower gardens are a real solution to hunger in an urban setting and hope to be a model for other food pantries.

The USGBC has its first LiveSMART Mobile Unit in Jacksonville – taking green building and sustainability education to the community with a “green home on wheels” trailer to large events, schools, and business campuses with the goal of reaching 30,000 people per year. Our aeroponic tower is a rolling display that will be featured at each event.

The Manatees love our greens too! We deliver pounds of greens to Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to help the manatee rescue effort. Committed to saving endangered species that live right in our backyard, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is in the process of constructing the first ever manatee critical care center in northeast Florida.