Simple Gifts Community Garden

Simple Gifts Community Garden was started in 2009 as a community mission of Apex United Methodist Church. From the start, this effort has been inclusive of the ENTIRE community.  Membership is not dependent on one’s address, faith, church, gardening ability, or even ability to pay the $10.00 annual family fee (full and partial scholarships are available). Members of the garden share all the efforts and bounty of the garden.  Through a communal approach, we work the soil, fight the weeds, plant, harvest, and share in the bounty and beauty of the garden.

Garden Information

Started:

2009

County:

Wake

Participant Count:

More than 50

Organization:

Cooperative/Communal Garden

Plot Count:

NA

Type:Faith-based garden Size:

1/4 acre to 1 acre

Primary Production:

Vegetables

Secondary Production:

Compost, Flowers/greenery, Fruits, Herbs, Honey (bees)

Culture/Language:

English and Spanish

Primary Audience:

Everyone!

Primarily Served:

Apex and surrounding community including clients of Western Wake Crisis Ministry food bank

Funding Source:

Funded by Apex UMC, community organizations’ donations and membership fees - $10/yr/family


Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
Faith/Church group Apex United Methodist Church View site 919-362-7807 -

Production Report

Time Period Crop Type Pounds Harvested
2009 vegetables and fruits 500 lbs. donated to food bank in addition to member harvests
2010 vegetables and fruits 525 lbs. donated to food bank in addition to member harvests
2011 vegetables and fruits 1184 lbs. donated to food bank in addition to member harvests
2012 vegetables and fruits 1162 lbs. donated to food bank in addition to member harvests
2013 vegetables and fruits 1157 lbs. donated to food bank in addition to member harvests
2014 vegetables and fruits 1454 lbs. donated to food bank in addition to member harvests

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Private Land
Jeanne Hack

Garden Contact:

Anne Harrison
919-616-6659
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Fred D'Ignazio
919-244-7601
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Garden Location:

1075 South Hughes Street, Apex, NC 27502, USA

Mailing Address:

Simple Gifts Community Garden
100 South Hughes St.
Apex, NC 27502