Who We Are The Carrboro Community Garden Coalition (CCGC) manages a community garden located in MLK, Jr. Park off of Hillsborough Road in Carrboro, NC. You don't have to be a skilled gardener to join us, we're happy to teach you what we know! Some of our gardeners started out having never grown anything, while others have managed large-scale farms. You don't need to bring your own tools (though you're welcome to), just yourself and a willingness to work!
Our Mission Through the garden, we hope to increase sustainable urban food production and community involvement in growing local food. We hope to achieve these goals by:
Teaching people how to grow food;
Locating, securing in trust, and managing land;
Increasing access to resources, skills, and local knowledge;
Creating spaces where community members share tools, land, seeds, skills, inspiration, and cultural awareness;
Modeling replicable and financially viable programs and practices.
Our Garden Practices Most of the garden is composed of row crops, but we do share a fruit orchard with the Carrboro Family Garden. We do not use conventional fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides in the garden, relying instead on compost, "good" insects eating "bad" ones, leaf mulch, and manual labor to keep our crops healthy. The majority of our water for irrigating crops comes from cisterns that harvest rainwater from our tool shed's roof, though we do have access to a well that we use when we haven't seen rain in awhile. The day's harvest is divided among that day's gardeners and, if sufficient to justify a delivery, to one of our local shelters or food banks.
Garden with Us Check out the "Garden Hours" tab to find out when we're in the garden. If those days and times don't work for you, send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can figure out a solution! There's no fee to garden with us, though since we're a non-profit we're always grateful for donations to keep the garden up and running. At this time we are not a handicap accessible garden, but we are working to change that so please be patient with us!