Community Gardens are an important part of food security, enabling families and individuals to grow their own food as well as improve their communities. Greater Birmingham Community Food Partners supports community gardens in Jefferson County by inviting them to become members as well as supporting their activities by connecting them to resources in the community when needed.
We have worked with West End’s WE Community Garden to study the feasibility of a mobile market in the community. In addition to this we organized a Community Garden Bike Tour (with Bici Bicycle Cooperative) as part of the 2009 Food Summit to introduce many community gardens to attendees and community members. We had 36 cyclists as part of this, proving folks are interested in community gardens and what they do for our neighborhoods.
Are you interested in starting a community garden? The best way to do that is to connect with Growing Together, Jones Valley Urban Farm’s training program help educate people about community gardening. For details about this program, click here.
Interested in joining a community garden or if there is one in your neighborhood? The Community Garden Coalition for Birmingham is a great resource. They help connect people with community gardens as well as maintains a list of current community gardens.
Community Gardens in Birmingham (from Community Garden Coalition for Birmingham website)