Community and School (Youth) Gardens
Support from N.C. Cooperative Extension Guilford County
- Ways to Get Involved with Community Gardens
- Guilford County School (Youth) Garden Network
- Start a New Garden
- Community Gardens and Community Health
- School Gardens and Growing at Home
- Where can we get what we need for our garden?
- Online Resources on Community and School Gardening
- Seeds to Share: Gardening Information
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.
- Want to join or volunteer with a community garden? Fill out this interest form, and we’ll connect you to a garden!
- Want to see your community or school garden on the map? Share information about your garden, and we’ll add you to the map and directory.
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: