Gladheart Farm is a 7.5 acre Farm located in the Oakley neighborhood of East Asheville, NC. We are a community of families and single people all working together to create a sanctuary for people, animals and plants. We all live on the land and operate the farm and our herbal tea business to support ourselves. We live together with a common belief that creates a common life with a commonwealth, all living for the sake of each other. We want this peace to be reflected in our care for the place we live, the food we grow and the animals we raise. Presently we are growing crops organically on 100, 100 foot beds, using a walk behind tractor and hand tools. The sections of fields are seasonally rotated between crops and many pollinating type plants are used. We are learning the way to manage the soil with cover crops and our own compost. We are looking forward to growing more herbs and making oils and hydrosols for our people. Our herd of Nubian and Saanen dairy goats is growing as we develop the infrastructure for a goat dairy and raising them on managed pastures. Our barn is under renovation whenever we have a chance and is becoming a hospitable place for our goats and guests. There are plans this season to have an on the farm store market, and a "you harvest" and farm tour day this farming season. We welcome visitors anytime, and volunteers all the time. We have had many woofers, and travelers stay with us. Come visit.
From Downtown Asheville: Take I-240 East to exit 8. At the light turn right. Go to the second light and turn left on Onteora Road (landmark is the Oakley Elementary school). Go straight, do not veer to the left. Go past school playground until you come to a stop sign. Go straight and go under the overpass (I-40). Take first right which is Lora Lane. Go all the way to dead end and you will be at Gladheart Farm.
We are a part of the Twelve Tribes Communities. Read about our life's manifesto:
Have you heard what's going on? People of different backgrounds and races from all over the world are leaving everything behind to form tight-knit communities. The work is shared, the money is shared, and possessions are shared, all for the sake of the movement. In this environment there is healing. Lives that seemed damaged beyond repair are being restored in every aspect. This movement is a full-time life. It's not some fly-by-night organization. In fact, these communities began over 40 years ago, and the new generations are full of the same vision. It is a rich, new, emerging culture built on an ancient spiritual foundation.
The manifesto is this: Our Creator is serious about making a radical change if we will be just as serious as He is. If we will abandon everything to follow Him and not just make a religion out of it. We who write this paper have done just that. We are peaceful, yet powerfully united, but not without a struggle. Together we are working to undermine the evil spiritual attack on the soul of mankind on this planet. Spiritual enemies such as selfishness and greed lead to conditions such as loneliness, fear, and ultimately death. The movement is aimed at reversing these effects and bringing about a restoration of all things. Our Creator has the power to reach deep within our souls and make real changes, but only if we will love one another and love being together like He has always wanted.
The power to change comes from Yahshua, the Messiah.
To join the movement means following Him, life for life. He died and went into the agony of death for us. There He received the full wages that our sins deserved. To follow Him means we must likewise give everything for Him. Not once or twice a week, but 24/7 for the rest of our life. True satisfaction grows from a heart reconciled to our Creator which causes us to love one another.
Yahshua didn't come to establish another empty religion. He caused an earthquake that shook the status quo. He came to start a fire on the earth. But those who loved their own selfish pursuits more than the truth were threatened by Him. Yet those who were seeking the truth found the hope they were looking for -- a hope that did not disappoint them. This same hope is on the earth again today.
Humanity is currently being swept downstream. It's heading for the waterfall of no return. The moral foundations that support a good society are rapidly being destroyed. Most people seem strangely unaware of the consequences that result from such breakdowns. Mindlessly they follow along, mesmerized by the siren song of prosperity, ease, and pleasure. Don't be lulled to sleep! Don't be fooled by the politically correct propaganda that is flooding society. The destruction of the moral foundations in peoples' lives is destroying society, the earth, and God's very image in mankind. Something must be done.
We who are gathered together have found the way out. If you do read more, be warned... the message may cause deep thoughts that could change your life. You are warmly invited to come for a day or to stay and see for yourself what's going on!
made with our organically grown Kale, Collards, and Chard
blended with organic apple, grapefruit and orange juices fruit and our own yerba mate. Available at our market on the farm.
Page 1 of 4