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.
Plot/Allotment GardenPlot Count:
10-30Type:Food bank garden Size:
1/4 acre to 1 acrePrimary Production:
Non-profit organizations that serve the hungry, homeless and working poor
The Rotary Club of Gastonia, businesses and non-profits
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