Blackburn Community Gardens

Our gardens are a project of Blackburn Community Outreach in Todd, NC. Our mission is “To be a demonstration plot for stewardship, community, education and service. Through community partnerships, we seek to provide a program that develops leaders in organic agriculture, integrates spirituality and faith, and distributes fresh food to address hunger in Todd and surrounding areas.”

Under the leadership of the Community Garden Coordinator, we tend two plots of land in downtown Todd to feed neighbors in the High Country. We provide holistic, hands-on education through our internships, build community through volunteer work days, and demonstrate beauty and sustainability design and practice.

Garden Information

Started:

2014

County:

Ashe

Participant Count:

Less than 10

Organization:

Cooperative/Communal Garden

Plot Count:

NA

Type:Faith-based garden Size:

1/4 acre to 1 acre

Primary Production:

Vegetables

Secondary Production:

Chickens/eggs, Compost, Flowers/greenery, Fruits

Primary Audience:

College interns, local residents, residents of Blackburn House (community service program)

Primarily Served:

Low-income families, garden volunteers


Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
Non-profit organization Blackburn Community Outreach View site 336-877-1706 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Production Report

Time Period Crop Type Pounds Harvested
2016 Season (as of Oct 1) Vegetables 1369
2016 Season Donated Vegetables 662

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Private Land
Blackburn's Chapel UMC
336-877-1706

Garden Contact:

Matt Gundlach
336-877-1706
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Garden Location:

3986 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC 28684, USA

Mailing Address:

Blackburn Community OUtreach
PO Box 42
Todd , NC 28684