Community and School Garden Consultation
Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Mecklenburg County are available to consult with you about how your organization can develop, build and enjoy the many benefits of community and school supported gardens that help you produce local, nutritious food. Send in your garden consulting request here.
The benefits of community and school gardens
Grow your own food
Eat and stay healthy
Enjoy physical activity
Learn about plants, soil, growing
Enjoy community involvement & interaction
Who can create a community or school garden?
Public or private schools
Community Garden Resources for Charlotte Mecklenburg County, NC
meckgardens The community gardens resources and guide site for Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC. Read about existing community garden sites, educational workshops, garden layouts, food safety, soil testing, composting, raised beds, hydroponics, garden space signups and FAQS - frequently asked questions.
Collard Greens and Community Gardens: A North Carolina Handbook new 2016 release by Don Boekelheide and Lucy Bradley
from the preface "Across North Carolina, community gardens are making a positive difference by strengthening neighborhoods, increasing food security, and giving thousands of people a place to grow a food garden of their own. Behind every successful community garden are people just like you. We dedicate this publication to you and your fellow community gardeners......"
North Carolina Community Gardeners The NC State Extension community garden site is a healthy helping of all that's going on in our state to help YOU grow. Everything you need to know to get started, and get growing wherever you may produce your produce.
Mecklenburg Master Gardener Volunteers: We are all about eating local...growing our own, or purchasing from a nearby farmer. Learn more right here, about home-growing your own Fruit Herbs Vegetables on this site. Enjoy your sustainable garden harvests and Eat Local foods for top nutrition and health. Read more in How to Grow
Got a Garden Question? Get Answers from the Horticulture HELP Desk