Dr. John Wilson Community Garden

Started in 2004 by town resident Dr. John Wilson on town owned property, the community garden strives to share fresh produce with families in need, provide growing space for the community, and educate all ages on the benefits of growing and eating fresh produce. In addition to the area used for annual vegetable production, the garden maintains a medicinal and native species trail, mushroom forest, and nearly 100 fruit and nut trees and shrubs.

Garden Information





Participant Count:

More than 50


Plot/Allotment Garden

Plot Count:

More than 50

Type:Neighborhood/Public garden Size:

1 - 5 acres

Primary Production:


Secondary Production:

Compost, Flowers/greenery, Fruits, Herbs, Mushrooms



Primary Audience:


Primarily Served:

Residents who need growing space, low income families in need of fresh produce, youth in the community receive education.

Funding Source:

2013 Plot fees: $35 from March through October, $20 October through February, Town of Black Mountain, Fundraisers, Grants

Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
Government (city, county) Black Mountain Parks and Recreation View site 828.669.2052 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Contact Information

Land Ownership:


Garden Contact:

Diana McCall
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Jill Edwards
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Garden Location:

99 White Pine Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA

Mailing Address:

Dr. John Wilson Community Garden
101 Carver Avenue
Black Mountain, NC 28711