Our Community Garden Program began in September of 2011 at our Main Branch in Theodore, AL with the mission and long-term goal to provide fresh, nutritious produce to our agency partners, educate the public about the benefits of growing their own produce and promote environmental awareness in the community. This is the first garden in the food bank's initiative to place community gardens in neighborhoods with high food hardship.
Our Education Garden at the food bank consists of 14 raised beds and 2 pallet gardens. We also have an Education Pavilion with a vegetable washing station.
Behind our education garden we have 39 plots that are part of our Adopt a Plot program. These plots are for sale to anyone in the community for $15 each or $25 for two. All we ask is you donate 50% of what you grow to the food bank to help those in need.
Our Community Garden Program also provides resources to community gardens within our service area. Bay Area Food Bank can provide help with the following:
- Planning and Breaking Ground
- Volunteer Recruitment
- Grant Writing
- Marketing and Promotion
If you have a community garden or would like to start one, please contact Vanessa Cochran to learn how Bay Area Food Bank can help your garden grow.
Click the image below for a map of community gardens in Mobile and Baldwin Counties:
For more information about our Community Garden Programs or if you’re interested in volunteering in our community garden, please email firstname.lastname@example.org