Through Genesis Gardens, neighbors all over Austin come together to roll up their sleeves and engage with Community First! residents, practice hospitality, recall what it means to put down roots, and share the abundance of our yields.

The bounty from the garden is washed, bunched, canned, pickled, preserved or cooked and prepared for meals. Free farmers markets on Saturdays make it possible for neighbors living in the Village to have direct access to the best vegetables on Earth!

The farm at Community First! Village features:

  • More than 10 acres of organic vegetable production
  • Hundreds of fruit and nut-bearing trees
  • Chickens, ducks and bees
  • Tropical geodome
  • Aquaponics and hydroponics greenhouse

We encourage individuals, groups, families and businesses to work alongside us on the farm. Our Genesis Gardens program offers a number of ways for you to volunteer, all while cultivating relationships as we steward the land together.