Seeds of Hope Community Garden

The Seeds of Hope Community Garden at First Baptist Church Burnsville was started in the spring of 2013. Begun with just 6 raised box beds, church members began to grow produce for distribution at nearby Reconciliation House (a MANNA food bank facility) and at Good Eats soup kitchen at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church right across the street from the garden. Now in its third growing season, the garden has 30 box beds and a children’s garden, and has welcomed several community partner organizations and individuals. The garden is open to the community at no charge. The majority of the food grown is donated for hunger relief.

Garden Information

Started:

2013

County:

Yancey

Participant Count:

10-30

Organization:

Plot/Allotment Garden

Plot Count:

10-30

Type:Neighborhood/Public garden Size:

Less than 1/4 acre

Primary Production:

Vegetables

Secondary Production:

Flowers/greenery

Culture/Language:

English

Primary Audience:

We welcome church members, individuals and/or organizations in the community.

Primarily Served:

Most food grown is donated to Reconciliation House for distribution in food boxes.

Funding Source:

The garden is funded through the church budget, through designated funds, through grants, and through donations.


Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
Faith/Church group First Baptist Church View site 828-682-2288 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Private Land
First Baptist Church
828-682-2288
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Garden Contact:

Janis Holder
828-682-9564
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Joyce Leiner
828-675-0004
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Garden Location:

5 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA

Mailing Address:

Seeds of Hope Community Garden
First Baptist Church, 11 Town Square
Burnsville, NC 28714