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 www.growmemphis.org
The Kitchen Community School Learning Gardens www.thekitchencommunity.org/your-community/memphis/
Shelby County Land Bank www.landbank.shelbycountytn.gov/community_gardens
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