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Eliada has deep agricultural roots, having once been a working farm in the early and mid-1900’s. Today, Eliada’s Campus Farm program provides food and educational opportunities for our 400 students and residents 365 days of the year. The farm currently consists of three growing facilities; a geodesic Grow Dome, a hoophouse, and a market garden. Between the three facilities, our farm program is equipped to grow year-round. Produce from the farm goes directly to Eliada’s kitchen where it is used to create nutritional, fresh meals for the students served on campus. A portion of the Market Garden is also dedicated to a therapeutic tea garden where we grow herbs youths help bag and drink as a self-soothing ritual. Additional produce is also provided in meal boxes through NC's Healthy Opportunities Pilot Program and sold to other local organizations to feed community members in the Asheville area.