Community Garden

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.

 

We also have 9 satellite gardens around Mobile as part of our Community Garden Network. If you're interested in starting a garden at your site, please contact Vanessa Cochran at vcochran@bayareafoodbank.org

 

Satellite Garden Locations

 

Central Plaza Towers - 300 Bay Shore Ave. Mobile, AL 36607

Taylor Park Community Center - 1050 Baltimore St. Mobile, AL 36605

Emerson Gardens - 759 Palmetto St. Mobile, AL 36603

Boykin Towers - 1600 Michigan Ave. Mobile, AL 36605

Light of the Village - 333 Baldwin Dr. Prichard, AL 36610

Gulf Coast Exploreum - 65 Government St. Mobile, AL 36602

Craighead Elementary - 1000 S. Ann St. Mobile, AL 36605

Central Presbyterian Community Garden- 1260 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36604

The Beehive Community Garden- corner of Government St. and Marine St. in Mobile, AL


For more information about our Community Garden Programs or if you’re interested in volunteering in our community garden, please email vcochran@bayareafoodbank.org

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