To create connections and provide resources that empower and inspire people to support gardens that grow food, build community, and cultivate justice
A North Carolina where thriving community gardens and
healthy food is accessible to all
Access to healthy food
All people should have access to enough nutritious, affordable, and culturally relevant food to nourish themselves and their families.
We aim to be inclusive of all people across North Carolina who have a stake in community gardens. In diversity, we find strength, creativity, and equality.
We believe that growing practices are better when they respect and support the environmental processes that make growing food possible.
We believe communities and neighborhoods have the people, skills, and resources to establish gardens for themselves that represent the character and distinctiveness of their community, and that in turn, community gardens can become important resources to their communities.
Expand community gardening opportunities
Connect North Carolina’s gardeners with volunteers, resources, and with one another
Spread the word about best practices, based on research and real-world experience
Offer a clearinghouse for community garden information
Share compelling stories from community gardens across North Carolina
Help strengthen existing gardens
Help create successful and sustainable new gardens
Encourage public and private support
Strengthen public policy
Cultivate a dynamic statewide network of grassroots community garden leaders
working together to advance NCCGP’s mission