Garden Spotting

By / Photography By Melissa Petersen | July 03, 2016
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The Kitchen Community Learning Garden at Memphis Catholic High School.

Drive or walk by any section of town and you’re likely to pass some raised beds. Out in the open or tucked out of sight, community gardens provide more than just food. Look closer and you’ll see the fruit trees that are being planted along with the beds. Like all worthy endeavors, we can’t wait to see them bear fruit.

Community Garden Etiquette - Do:

Find out who runs the garden and offer to volunteer


Pick up after your dog if you’re walking among the garden beds


Pick, weed, plant, deadhead, prune, or water unless you’re a part of the garden team

Community Garden Resources

GrowMemphis Community Gardens

The Kitchen Community School Learning Gardens

Shelby County Land Bank

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Send a photo of your community garden to so that we can share with our readers.

Four hidden gardens across Memphis: Nettleton Orchard, Uptown Community Garden, St. Patricks Common Ground Garden, and the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen Garden.
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