Cooks Community Garden

We are a Community Garden located in North Charlotte, in the Mt. Island Community. The garden consists of 30 plots each roughly 10 feet by 10 feet. In addition the gardeners and other volunteers help maintain a 1/3 acre plot designed to grow food to provide free organic produce to those in need at no cost.  We also have a Egg Co-Op where people communally raise chickens for eggs.  Sign up at our website: coookscommunitygarden.org

Cooks Community Garden aims to:

     
  • Support the community through positive engagement
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  • Educate and encourage ideals surrounding gardening, nutrition and community.
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  • To be accessible to the community at large, including those from low-resource backgrounds
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  • Encourage a sense of community for all, regardless of faith, color, gender, ethnicity,  socio-economic stat
  • us, etc

Garden Information

Started:

2009

County:

Mecklenburg

Participant Count:

More than 50

Organization:

Plot/Allotment Garden

Plot Count:

10-30

Type:Faith-based garden Size:

1 - 5 acres

Primary Production:

Vegetables

Secondary Production:

Chickens/eggs, Compost, Flowers/greenery, Fruits, Herbs

Culture/Language:

English

Purpose of Garden:

Education about gardening/agriculture, Food donation, Gardeners eat what they grow, Horticulture therapy, Social engagement of people/community development, Other

Primary Audience:

all are welcome

Primarily Served:

all

Funding Source:

Dues and grants


Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
Non-profit organization Friendship Gardens View site - -

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Private Land

Garden Contact:

Ryan Mitchell
http://www.cookscommunitygarden.org

Garden Location:

3201 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Charlotte, NC 28216, USA