Building the garden
shade garden planting and waiting for germination to take place.
NCCGP is a volunteer-based grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the quantity, quality and sustainability of community gardens across North Carolina.
The Duke University Superfund Research Center is conducting a survey to gather data on the topic of soil contamination in community gardens across North Carolina, and to understand how gardeners feel about it.
Please take 10 minutes or less to help out by taking Duke’s survey at this link:
It is completely voluntary and your answers will remain confidential.
Data gathered from this survey will be used to help create an
information campaign to spread knowledge about safe gardening practices.
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 for the coming year. That’s right, there’s no charge to join for individual members or individual gardens from October 2016 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.
Create a free account to add a community garden to the Garden Directory or to post upcoming events.
Time:GROW workshops are normally scheduled from 9 AM to 3 PM, and usually held on a Saturday.
Location: In four locations across North Carolina, partner communities will be announced in early 2017