Reedy Creek Park Community Garden

A large diverse garden providing gardening opportunities to Charlotte’s University City area (near UNCC) and others in the area. Started in 2004, opened in 2005, as a citizen initiative encouraged by the University City Community Leadership Academy. Support came from Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Cooperative Extension, and Waste Reduction. The garden is and has been from the beginning managed by the gardeners, Starting with 24 plots, it has expanded twice to 76 plots on approximately one acre. It is within the boundaries of Reedy Creek Park. Highly diverse, and proud of it, we welcome all. There has been a wait list for plots since 2008, but we encourage people to get on the list, and to start more community gardens. We support NCCGP, and ACGA.

Garden Information

Started:

2005

County:

Mecklenburg

Participant Count:

More than 50

Organization:

Plot/Allotment Garden

Plot Count:

More than 50

Type:Neighborhood/Public garden Size:

1/4 acre to 1 acre

Primary Production:

Vegetables

Secondary Production:

Compost, Flowers/greenery, Herbs

Culture/Language:

English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Twi, German

Purpose of Garden:

Community beautification, Education about gardening/agriculture, Education about nutrition/improved diet, Food donation, Gardeners eat what they grow, Horticulture therapy, Social engagement of people/community development

Primary Audience:

Mecklenburg county residents

Primarily Served:

Area residents

Funding Source:

Plot fees ($20 to county, $15 to garden organization, per plot per year); Park and Recreation and NC CES funding and support


Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
Cooperative Extension North Carolina Cooperative Extension View site 704-336-4008 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Parks and Recreation Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation - - -
Other Reedy Creek Park Community Gardeners Organization - - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Production Report

Time Period Crop Type Pounds Harvested
2015 Mixed vegetables >3000 lbs estimate (donation >700 lbs)

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Public Land
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation

Garden Contact:

Larry Lane - Plot assignment

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Marcie Lane - Captain

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Bob Carter - Captain

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George Smith - Captain

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Susan and Steve Casper - Captain

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Julia Zamora-Captain

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Lynette Roberts - Treasurer

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Don Boekelheide-Founder

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Steven Capobianco-NC CES
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Garden Location:

8801 Grier Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215, USA

Mailing Address:

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Mecklenburg County Center
1418 Armory Drive
Charlotte, NC 28204