Roanoke Island Community Garden

The Roanoke Island Community Garden has been in existence for over one year and is located on Dare County Airport property made possible through an agreement to use the land.  Although the garden is young, its popularity has grown rapidly.  The total area is approximately 1.15 acres.  The land had been cleared of trees sometime prior to inception of the project.  There are currently 25 plots that are 20 ft. by 25 ft.  All current plots were utilized in the 2012 growing season and helped to feed many families.  There is potential space for 40 more plots.  The hope is that a portion of the fruits and vegetables harvested can be donated to the Dare County Center Nutrition Site, Food For Thought, as well as other similar organizations around the county.  The garden is open to all citizens of Roanoke Island even though Mano al Hermano started the project. (Mano al Hermano is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Latinos and helping them become recognized as valued members of our community.)

Garden Information

Started:

2012

County:

Dare

Participant Count:

10-30

Organization:

Plot/Allotment Garden

Plot Count:

10-30

Type:Community-school garden Size:

1/4 acre to 1 acre

Primary Production:

Vegetables

Culture/Language:

English and Spanish

Primary Audience:

Residence of Roanoke Island

Primarily Served:

families

Funding Source:

Grants


Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
Non-profit organization Mano al Hermano View site 252 261-6160 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Public Land
Dare County Airport Authority
252 475-5570
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Garden Contact:

Ginger Candelora
252 261-6160
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Robert Perry
252 261-6160
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Garden Location:

Fields Drive, Manteo, NC 27954, USA

Mailing Address:

Roanoke Island Community Garden
Fields Drive
Manteo, NC 27954