Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission at From the Ground Up Garden is to build community while cultivating organic gardening practices, educating visitors about the wonders of the world and creating ‘trail magic’ as a local gathering place for music and art.

Honeycomb with Gloves

The garden is under the umbrella of The Hive Foundation Inc. which is a philanthropic arm of Julian and Kim MacQueen. We are a private non-profit and our EIN is 87-273379. Our overall objective is Sustainability. We meet this goal by Building Community through Education (we say we educate K-Gray), the Practice of Organic Food Gardening and Sharing, and Visual and Performing Arts.

Our Lead Gardener, Elizabeth Eubanks, has grown our garden to new heights, alongside Garden Volunteer Beekeeper Dan Killingsworth, and our many loyal and generous volunteers.

We can’t wait to meet you.


Don’t be troubled
because of the mountain tops
you have yet to touch.
Like a tree, you will grow,
not from the sky,
but from the ground up.
– Morgan Harper Nichols

Photos from our garden