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American Community Gardening Association

Growing Community Gardens Across the U.S. and Canada.

Center For Environmental Farming Systems – Farm to Fork

Addressing the question — What will it take to build a sustainable local food economy in North Carolina?

Come to the Table

Exploring the connections between food security, faith and farms. We include lay leaders and ministers, nonprofits, government officials and individuals. We work together as people of faith to create a food system that that feeds our communities, supports farmers and farmworkers, and fosters a connection to the land. Come to the Table is a project of the Rural Life Committee of the North Carolina Council of Churches.

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.

County Health Departments

Denver Urban Gardens

Heifer International

Heifer envisions… A world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet. Heifer’s mission is… To work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth. Heifer’s strategy is… To “pass on the gift.” As people share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe. Heifer’s History. . . This simple idea of giving families a source of food rather than short-term relief caught on and has continued for over 60 years. Today, millions of families in 128 countries have been given the gifts of self-reliance and hope.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

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.

Land Trust Alliance

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.

GreenThumb supports over 500 community gardens in New York City with training and supplies.

N. C. Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public Health
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.

Public Allies

Advancing new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation.


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.

Wayne County – Community Food Systems Initiative

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.

To have your organization added to this list, or to update existing information please send an email to Lucy Bradley.

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Lucy Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lucy BradleyUrban Horticulture Professor and Extension Specialist Call Dr. Lucy E-mail Dr. Lucy Horticultural Science
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