HOPE was formed in 2010 as a project of WNC Epilepsy Association.HOPE consist of 2 garden locations. 1 in Hickory and 1 in Newton. HOPE is operated fully on a volunteer basis. Fresh vegetables and fruit produced are given to epilepsy network, Hickory Soup Kitchen, ECCCM (Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry) of Newton etc.
** Newton Garden - access to garden: Hwy 321 towards Maiden, pass Gov’t Center Complex, to intersection @ Hwy 10/321. turn right on Hwy 10/West C St, slowly pass Western Steer, and turn right and drive back into driveway between 628 & 702 West C St and the garden will be about 200 yards back.
*** Hickory YMCA - From downtown Hickory, come down North Center St, pass Frye Reg. Med. Ctr, go thru 2 stop lights. After stop light of North Center St & 7th Ave intersection, you’ll see Hickory YMCA parking lot entrance on left. Garden is immediately after parking lot on left.
Cooperative/Communal GardenPlot Count:
—-Type:Food bank garden Size:
1/4 acre to 1 acrePrimary Production:
Flowers/greenery, Fruits, VegetablesCulture/Language:
anyone interested in volunteering; anyone in need of fresh produce
county residents in need of nutritional food
donations and grants
|Time Period||Crop Type||Pounds Harvested|
|2010 - 2014||Vegetables||10,331|
|2010 - 2014||fruit - watermelon & cantaloupe||5,272|