Small spaces.

Sustainable planting.

Hydroponic grow walls.


Enriching volunteerism, introducing the richness of clean, healthy foods by providing resources in food deserts.


Locally produce fresh fruit and vegetables in community hydroponic farms in partnership with schools and outreach.


More than giving food away we mentor young people on processes to sustainably grow fresh food indoors and year-round.

When issues happen with the supply chain, like we are seeing across the world today, having to grow food for yourself, your family, or in your community, takes on a whole new meaning and social importance.

Growing food is a learning experience that yields rewards long after harvest. Hydroponic Grow Wall systems provide the opportunity to "grow up" vertically in relatively small spaces where sustainable planting and harvesting enhances a responsibility to community outreach, providing abundant healthy food choices. ​

Cross Creek Hydroponics' continuing mission is to install indoor towers and greenhouse environments in schools and community centers​, deliver nutrition education, inspire volunteerism that excites the imagination and feeds families, and engage leaders who wish to make a positive impact in rural food desert regions.

Come Build. Grow. Learn!

Call (704) 756-4158 to start a conversation with us.

What is Hydroponics?

Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, the method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Terrestrial plants may be grown with only their roots exposed to the mineral solution, or the roots may be supported by an inert medium, such as perlite or gravel. The nutrients in hydroponics can come from an array of different sources; these can include but are not limited to byproduct from fish waste, duck manure, or normal nutrients. 

Tami Kincer, Founder, and Bentley.

Cross Creek Hydroponics.


From a metropolitan corporate environment in the IT industry, developing voice and data networks, to the Foothills of North Carolina, and along the Appalachian Trail, the vision for this mission appeared in SW Virginia.

In a well-loved, overgrown, yet thriving greenhouse on Cross Creek Road, atop the Blue Ridge Plateau, came the vision of a self-taught hydroponic method to grow clean, pesticide-free fruit and vegetables accessible in every rural and urban food desert region.

Once the first ‘education center’ was launched in Elkin, NC, we quickly learned it was important to not just BUILD and GROW but to offer an opportunity for hands-on experience to LEARN about the goodness of healthy foods.

Growing food without soil has solved many of the world’s hunger problems making fresh food available in places where it was previously not possible. Cross Creek Hydroponics helps bring this method to Main Street in Everytown, USA.

Today our pleasure is working with community missions, public, private and parochial schools, civic organizations, local businesses, and corporate leaders - all who have the same passion to provide for those who seek healthier life choices but may be lacking in immediate resources.

Partnering with local missions, food pantries and outreach programs


Support our initiative with Fresh Food for Children Project, providing hands-on opportunities for youth to participate in growing, harvesting and the joy of cooking simple meals, that in-turn creates healthy lifestyle changes.

We work hand-in-hand with schools, local outreach and community leaders to transform abandoned buildings and overgrown landscapes into beautiful gardens and small farms that feed and educate so many children living in food-insecure households.

This campaign joins 50 Friends in a $50/month commitment to launch several of our community-led projects in rural food desert areas from SW Ohio to Appalachian regions of North Carolina.


Be one of 50 Friends of Food for Life, giving $50/mth


‘Learning and Giving' Garden Club

We believe that in order to improve overall health of families and communities in need, a new approach and easy accessibility to fresh, clean food resources are needed.

Be a part of the club! Visionaries support student and community led programs, year-round gardens and small farms funded by generous donations from community residents, local businesses, many national civic organizations and advanced agriculture and education grants.


Be one of Twenty Visionaries at $20/month, sharing the vision with twenty Friends!

BUILD • Living to Lead

Local, corporate and civic leaders supporting projects that promote volunteerism and introduce their neighbors to richness of clean foods and provide resources to build neighborhood indoor and greenhouse gardens in rural and urban food deserts.

Corporate Responsibility $2,400

GROW • Honor a Veteran

As unique as those who serve and protect, every community has individual needs and resources available. We work together to address them and create a plan to produce fresh fruit and vegetables year-round to be distributed in partnership with neighborhood outreach programs.

Greenhouse Farming $3,000

LEARN • Food for Children

More than simply giving food away, these programs mentor to young people on processes to grow clean organic food, self-sustainably and year-round. Children are more likely to try and enjoy whole foods with hands-on exposure to planting and harvesting which creates healthier life choices.

A Garden Grove $2,500

Every little bit helps

Thank you for making a one time donation.

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Education Centers:

Developing in North and South Carolina, Virginia and Ohio.