What is a community garden?

As we described last week, Gardening for Good is a network and resource center for community gardens in Greenville, SC.  So, you may be wondering, what is a community garden?

At Gardening for Good, we support the American Community Garden Association’s broad and inclusive definition of a community garden as any piece of land gardened by a group of people.  We believe the core aspect of a community garden is civic engagement, or more plainly, the people.  Although gardens are composed of a variety of produce, herbs and flowers, community gardens come to life through the tender love and care of their garden members.  For this reason, we seek to include and celebrate the many types and varieties of community gardens available in Greenville County.

Community gardens can serve various communities including neighborhoods, after school centers, public parks, schools, churches, businesses and non-profits.  The more than 40 community gardens here in Greenville serve all of these different communities and more!  Over the coming weeks we will provide highlights of community gardens, but for now here are a few highlights.

As you can see from these photos, community gardens range in size, format and style, reflecting the various community where they are located.  Greenville, SC has a very diverse range of community gardens – contact Gardening for Good to get involved today!

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One response to this post.

  1. Love the fact that community gardens are becoming so prevalent. What a great way not only to give people access to healthier food but the experience of being able to say “I grew that” instills such a sense of pride!

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