Building Green Communities, One Garden at a Time

The Community Gardens aims to develop a dedicated web-based resource for information relating to gardens and other green open spaces and to make this information freely available.

A community garden is a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people. Community gardens are parcels of land divided into small plots for local residents to grow their own flowers, fruit and vegetables. Community gardens owe their existence to the energy of residents.

Community gardens provide fresh produce and plants as well as satisfying labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment.They are publicly functioning in terms of ownership, access, and management, as well as typically owned in trust by local governments or not for profit associations.

Why Community Gardens?

  • Developing a Sense of Community
  • Stimulates Social Interaction
  • Beautifies Neighborhoods
  • Conserves Resources
  • Preserves Green Space
  • Creates Opportunity for Recreation, Exercise, Therapy, and Education
  • Creates Income Opportunities and Economic Development

Gardening Events & Programs

  • Hands-on Learning
  • Workshops and Field Trips
  • Open Gardening Day
  • Plant Sales
  • Club Farm Market
  • Best Garden Contest
  • Garden Discuss Forums
  • Community Gardening Blog
  • Monthly e-Newsletter