Support Organizations in North Carolina
Center For Environmental Farming Systems – Food Systems Initiatives
CEFS’ Food System Initiatives work along the entire local food supply chain and with communities, consumers, and institutions to rebuild North Carolina’s local food system and make healthy, local food accessible to all.
Rural Advancement Foundation International (Rafi) – Come to the Table Program
Come to the Table’s primary strategy is connection. All of RAFI-USA’s other programs work directly with farmers. Come to the Table helps connect those programs with non-farming communities, especially communities of faith. CTTT also holds events, conferences, and other gatherings to build connections between individuals, organizations, issues, and communities.
County Cooperative Extension Offices
Find your local Cooperative Extension Office to connect with assistance in gardening, health and nutrition, youth development, community development, food preparation and preservation and more.
For twenty years, the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has been getting nutritious food into the hands of hungry people across the Greater Triangle. The Farm and Community Gardens Project continues this mission and responds to an increasing demand for healthy foods in all neighborhoods by creating local sources of fresh fruits and vegetables for underserved communities. Local food, food that hasn’t traveled, excels in taste and nutrition. The Farm and Community Gardens Project helps everyone have access to the best foods available.
A wide range of North Carolina Public Health programs and services on both the state and local levels work together to protect and improve the health of the people who live and work in North Carolina.
SEEDS is a non-profit community garden in Durham, NC whose goal is to teach people to care for the earth, themselves and each other through a variety of garden-based programs.
We are a community-based local food systems initiative hosting open community meetings monthly to coordinate efforts for building the food system in Wayne County, NC.
Regional & National Support Organizations (U.S.)
The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a grassroots non-profit advocacy organization focused on community gardening. Our mission is to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada.
The Alliance has offered to help Community Gardening groups connect with local land trusts by: making introductions; helping to gauge organizational interest; facilitating land acquisition; and partnering in other ways.
Advancing new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation.
Community Gardening Programs in Other States
- ChangeLab Solutions: Land use Policies, A Legal Toolkit
- University of California Cooperative Extension Los Angeles County (Includes a Spanish version of a Garden Start-Up Guide)
- LA Community Garden Council: The Los Angeles Community Garden Council’s mission is to strengthen communities by building and supporting community gardens where every person in Los Angeles County can grow healthy food in their neighborhood. They directly support 42 community gardens, and provide education and workshops to a total of 125 community gardens in Los Angeles County, CA.
- Denver Urban Gardens, Denver, CO
- Community Toolbox, University of Kansas
- Boston Community Gardens: 56 community gardens in 8 neighborhoods, managed by The Trustees, a nonprofit organization.
- Gardening Matters, Minneapolis, MN
- NE Beginning Farmers Project, Cornell University
- Syracuse Community Garden Resource Directory
- Green Guerillas, NYC
- New York City Green Thumb Program: GreenThumb supports over 500 community gardens in New York City with training and supplies.
- Parks & Recreation Portland, OR
- Wasatch Community Gardens, Salt Lake City, UT
- Vermont Community Garden Network, Burlington, VT
- P-Patch Program, Seattle, WA
To have your organization added to this list, or to update existing information please send an email to Lucy Bradley.