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Support from N.C. Cooperative Extension Guilford County

Community Gardens in Guilford County

There is a long tradition of community gardens in Guilford County. Over 150 community and school gardens have been started in Browns Summit, Colfax, Gibsonville, Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Liberty, McLeansville, Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, and Summerfield. The map below shows many of the active community and school gardens in Guilford County.

What is a Community Garden?

Our favorite definition of a community garden is, “anywhere a community of people joins together to garden” (The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Community Gardening). Community gardens are growing in our neighborhoods, libraries, parks and recreation centers, places of worship, community organizations, early childcare centers, and schools. Each garden is developed to meet the needs of the gardeners who come together to grow fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs on common ground. Many community gardens are organized around one or several common goals:

Allotment: Most spaces are assigned to individuals or families to grow their own food. School or Youth: The garden provides educational opportunities for children and youth. Donation: The garden produces food for donation to people in need. Community Organization: The garden serves as part of an organization's programming.

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Crystal Mercer, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCrystal MercerExtension Agent, Agriculture - Community & School Gardens Call Crystal Email Crystal N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center
Page Last Updated: 11 months ago
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