The Growth Center
709 Pine Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
The Growth Center houses Eighth Day Farm’s justice, educational and charity work. 100% of the produce grown on this one acre site is donated! Just under ½ an acre is devoted to annual vegetables, and another 1/3rd of an acre is home to our Commonwealth Permaculture Orchard. The Commonwealth Permaculture Orchard is a biological experiment seeking to maximize production with minimal management on a small scale via emphasizing the advantages of a diverse ecosystem. The Orchard is also a social experiment focusing and expanding our capacity for collective production.
Growth Center renovations are underway! The building at 709 is being fixed up to become an amazing asset to Eighth Day Farm and the neighborhood thanks to some substantial gifts. This new Growth Center is being made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.
Zion Lutheran Church owns this property and is a faithful partner in our work.
The Urban CSA
Holland Town Center
12330 James Street
Holland, MI 49424
The Urban CSA is located at the Holland Town Center off James Street, near Dutch Village, Star Theater, and Planet Fitness. This one of a kind urban farm is 2 acres carved out of a parking lot. We unpaved paradise, tearing up a parking lot. Visionary leadership of Holland Town Center invited us to this space in 2012.
The Urban CSA recycles spent grain, coffee grounds and food waste into beautiful compost, resurrecting the life of the soil, which is now over 5% organic matter! We grows a range of vegetables without chemical fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides. Community members can stay in town and re-engage agriculture with this conveniently located farm.
Our Holland Town Center site is also home to a hive of bees and a flock of chickens.