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Gardens

Our Garden Network

Our mission to create community and grow healthy food starts with our network of gardens. They are core to our mission, what we do and we couldn't do it without them. Each garden is independently run by a Garden Leader that is supported by Friendship Gardens. Each garden donates a portion of their harvest to Friendship Trays, our local meals-on-wheels organization, delivering over 750 healthy meals every weekday.

Join Our Garden Network

Interested in starting a Friendship Garden in your community? Already have a garden and would like to join our network? We would love to talk to you. Each one of our garden partnerships are unique and fit both Friendship Gardens needs and the needs of the host site. There is no set amount of produce that you must donate. Friendship Gardens can help with garden design, consulting, initial volunteer build day, access to workshops, field trips and tours of Friendship Trays and our Demonstration garden on site, free seeds and often free plants. The host site is responsible general maintenance of the garden: planting, watering, harvesting, transporting harvest to Friendship Trays. If you would like to continue the discussion of a potential partnership please complete this online application and we will contact you soon.

Our Gardens

Our network gardens fall into one of three categories: school gardens, faith based gardens, and therapy gardens located at other non-profit agencies

  • Friendship Trays Demo
  • Little Sugar Creek Community Garden
  • Irwin Creek Community Garden
  • Sterling Elementary School
  • Sedgefield Middle School
  • Billingsville Elementary School
  • Shamrock Gardens Elementary School
  • Thompson Family Focus
  • Matthews Presbyterian Church
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • Saber Treatment Program
  • McCreesh Place
  • Jail North Horticulture Program
  • Southminster Retirement Community
  • Cook's Memorial Community Garden
  • 8th St Garden (Trinity Episcopal School)
  • Wood's Garden (NGS Center)
  • Urban Ministry Center
  • Myers Park Baptist Church
  • Providence Baptist Church
  • SouthPark Christian Church
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Moore Place
  • Omni Montessori
  • Thompson Family Focus, Matthews location
  • Randolph Middle School
  • Amay James Center Community Garden
  • Charlotte Country Day Middle School
  • Thomasboro Community Garden
  • Eastover Elementary School
  • Sedgefield Elementary School, Queens University
  • Albemarle Rd Elementary School
  • Bowles Family Garden
  • Eve Circle Garden
  • CPCC Harris Campus Garden
  • Charlotte Country Day Elementary School
  • Hidden Valley Elementary
  • Winterfield Elementary School Garden Buds
  • Garinger High School Fit and Green Garden
  • The Grove Presbyterian Church
  • Brookstone School Garden
  • Berewick Elementary School Garden
  • St. Patrick Catholic School
  • Catawba River District Gardens
  • Allenbrook Elementary School Garden
  • Chantilly Montessori School Garden
  • Seigle Ave Presbyterian Church Giving Garden
  • Johnson C Smith University Sustainability Village
  • Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church
  • Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church
  • Winding Springs Elementary School Garden
  • Matthews United Methodist Church Garden
  • Peace Moravian Church Garden
  • McAlpine Elementary School Garden
  • Vance High School Garden
  • Manus Academy Garden
  • First Ward Creative Arts Academy Garden
  • Christ Episcopal Church Preschool Garden
  • Northwest School of the Arts Garden
  • Pinewood Elementary School Garden
  • Antioch Elementary School Garden
  • Metro School Garden
  • Alexander Youth Network
  • Highland Mill Montessori School Garden
  • Elon Park Elementary School Garden
  • Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter Garden
  • Dove's Nest Garden
  • Caldwell Presbyterian Church Community Garden
  • Alexander Youth Network Day Treatment Program
  • MorningStar Presbyterian Church Garden
  • Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church Garden
  • Montcrest Refugee Garden
  • ONTC@ Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Community Garden
  • Charlotte Rescue Mission Garden of Hope