What we do and why we do it

Our Mission

Benevolence Farm seeks to cultivate leadership, promote sustainable livelihoods, and reap structural change with individuals impacted by the criminal justice system in North Carolina.

Our Vision

To create a more equitable, just, and nurturing world for women and the communities they transform. Benevolence Farm was built on the premise of mercy and sincere belief in second chances. Our program provides a transitional living program for up to 6 women leaving North Carolina prisons. We recognize that change must come from within, but can be cultivated and inspired through a supportive, natural environment. Our goal is to give our participants the time and space — figuratively and literally — to make real, lasting changes. Our residents develop skills in sustainable farming, small business practices, food preparation and presentation in an environment that fosters improved physical, spiritual and financial health. Residents actively contribute to the well-being of the farm, staking a claim in the program’s — and more importantly their own — success.

Our Body Care Micro-Enterprise

All of our products include at least one ingredient that has been grown and harvested right on our farm. Each item is made with all-natural ingredients, such as organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, beeswax, and therapeutic grade essential oils. With guidance from the Farm Enterprise Manager, residents grow, harvest, and transform herbs and flowers into homeopathic solutions for skin and body care. Our body care micro-enterprise was launched in December 2018. Since that time, we have built relationships with businesses in our communities, where our products are regularly available for purchase.

Learn more by visiting: www.benevolencefarm.org