The Urban Farm Project is located behind the public library on Tyler Street. It is volunteer-run and began in the spring of 2010 as a gardening competition between Conway’s three colleges. As students and professors turned a grassy yard into a blossoming vegetable garden, it became clear that this was no competition, but a collaborative effort towards a greater good. Through natural, local food production, this garden is an effort to foster sustainability and a sense of community in Conway.
Since 2011 the Urban Farm Project has partnered with the public library to hold two annual festivals, which include live music, garden demonstrations, food made from garden ingredients and children's activities. These events, Backyard Gourmet and The Urban Farm Fest, are free and open to the public.
We have successfully raised funds to build a greenhouse and install a rainwater collection and irrigation system and are constantly striving to grow and improve our garden.