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community gardenCommunity gardens are developed plots for community members to come together to grow fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and ornamental plants on common ground. The gardens help establish a sense of community, teach life skills, promote healthy living, and much more. Community gardens are found at diverse locations including parks, schools, places of worship, vacant lots, and private properties.

Most community gardens require a small fee to rent a garden plot, gardeners then plant and harvest the produce of their choice. Fresh produce, exercise, and gardening as a family activity are just some of the benefits. Garden directors are often able to give helpful insight for beginners and offer suggestions. Guilford County’s community gardens are spread all across the Greensboro and High Point areas; there is probably one just around the corner from you!

New community gardens are forming all the time. Contact North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center at (336) 641-2400 or visit the Local Foods section of their website (www.guilfordextension.com) for more information.

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