19Community gardens are a vibrant and essential part of any neighborhood. These green spaces not only provide a haven for nature lovers and gardening enthusiasts but also serve as a gathering place for people from diverse backgrounds. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just starting out, community gardens offer a unique opportunity to connect with fellow gardeners and learn from their expertise. The sense of camaraderie and shared passion for growing plants and vegetables creates a strong bond among community gardeners, fostering a tight-knit community spirit.

Fayetteville Community Garden
365 Vanstory Street

This community garden is a 5-acre tract of land with plots available for planting vegetables, flowers and herbs. Patrons rent spaces and are provided with garden boxes, compost and water. This garden is organic and no chemicals, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides or fertilizers are allowed. Plots are 20' x 20' raised beds and may be rented for $25.

Friendship Community Gardens
427 Bryan Street

Become a neighborhood gardener. Everyone, no matter their level of gardening experience, is invited to run an individual plot. Garden plots are 5' x 10' and are $25 per year. The plots are marked with your name and will include a raised bed, fertilized soil and water usage.

YMUS Holistic Community Garden
2812 Ramsey Street

YMUS occupies 2 acres of land. Visitors will learn the benefits of planting, nurturing and picking their own produce. The YMUS also offers 8-week gardening classes once a week for 120 minutes on Saturdays.

Veggie for Vets

Fresh fruits and vegetables are provided to homeless, at-risk, and low-income Veterans through the cultivation of vegetables in this garden. You can support this cause by sponsoring a garden bed at different levels of $50, $75, or $100, depending on the size. Your sponsorship will cover one growing season.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
536 N. Eastern Blvd.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden offers year-round gardening programs created specifically for wounded, injured or transitioning veterans of the Wounded Warrior Project. Through hands-on activities, students learn how to create raised beds, tend and nurture plants and prepare healthy foods. Foods harvested through the garden are donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeastern North Carolina.

(Photo: The Friendship Community Gardens on Bryan St. are one of the many community gardens in the Fayetteville area. Photo by Aly Hansen)

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