William and Henry Dove, nine decades of blueberry picking!
The Chatham County Together/Communities in Schools Youth Garden is designed to address hunger for low income residents of Chatham County, es
NCCGP is a volunteer-based grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the quantity, quality and sustainability of community gardens across North Carolina.
NCCGP takes an inclusive view. For us, a community garden is any piece of land gardened by a group of people. Gardens come in all sizes and shapes, and are filled with a glorious diversity of crops and gardeners both. Community gardens are the new village green, creating healthier communities by increasing community involvement and interaction between neighbors, providing fresh fruits and vegetables, and increasing opportunities for physical activity. Gardens can save people money, increase green space in urban areas, serve as unique hands-on educational centers, and much more. In their simple, grassroots way, they are making a growing contribution to the local food movement, to food security, and to food justice.
NCCGP is waiving individual membership dues in 2017. That’s right, there’s no charge to join for individual members or individual gardens through the end of 2017. There’s strength in numbers, especially for grassroots volunteer groups like ours. Not only that, in NCCGP you will be able to learn from the community gardening experience of others around our state. Best of all, you’ll make new gardening friends who, like you, are working to grow gardening opportunities and strengthen neighborhoods though community gardening. Click HERE to find out more, and to sign up.
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