The Rotary Community Garden of Gastonia, Inc.

The Rotary Community Garden of Gastonia, Inc. was created by The Rotary Club of Gastonia.  The goals of the Garden are diverse.  The primary goal is to feed the hungry by partnering with local non-profits.  The garden provides healthy, fresh food at no cost to these organizations.  The second goal is to beautify the city by bringing life and color to a struggling major corridor into the city.  The third goal is to teach a new generation about the health and economic benefits of gardening.  The final goal is to create a special bond among city leaders, the faith community, youth, and the less fortunate by getting their hands dirty together for a purpose. The Rotary Club provides the organizational structure for the garden, solicits funding, and volunteers to establish and maintain the garden.  Community groups, churches, youth organizations and civic groups adopt plots to grow vegetables.  Funding for the garden has come from many sources including major gifts from the Rotary Club of Gastonia, Home Depot, Caromont Health Foundation and BB & T.  The land was donated by a local business owner.  In-kind contributions have poured into the effort from local businesses and Rotary Club members.

Garden Information

Started:

2014

County:

Gaston

Participant Count:

31-50

Organization:

Plot/Allotment Garden

Plot Count:

10-30

Type:Food bank garden Size:

1/4 acre to 1 acre

Primary Production:

Vegetables

Secondary Production:

Flowers/greenery, Fruits

Culture/Language:

English, Spanish

Primary Audience:

Community organizations

Primarily Served:

Non-profit organizations that serve the hungry, homeless and working poor

Funding Source:

The Rotary Club of Gastonia, businesses and non-profits


Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
Non-profit organization The Rotary Community Garden of Gastonia, Inc. - 704-823-9129 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Production Report

Time Period Crop Type Pounds Harvested
2014 vegetables -

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Private Land
The Rotary Community Garden of Gastonia, Inc.
704-575-2309
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Garden Contact:

Martha Burris
704-616-2273
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Will Current
704-575-2309
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Garden Location:

320 East Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28054, USA

Mailing Address:

The Rotary Community Garden of Gastonia, Inc.
PO Box 550515
Gastonia, NC 28055