Community Gardeners

SEEDS Community Gardeners

After many years of a robust and active community gardener program, we are sad to say that this program will sunset in November. Over the last handful of years, we have repeatedly recognized that SEEDS did not have the staff or resources to support the community gardeners in the way that they deserve. While we would love to continue this program, we have made the difficult decision that it is not taking good care of the people who come to us, or doing justice to achieving our new future focus if we were to continue as we historically have.

There are many other ways for community gardeners to stay involved at SEEDS, learn about how to grow food, or get connected to other community gardens in the area! You can volunteer at SEEDS!  Give your growing experience back to kids through volunteering with the kids programs.  Or share your gardening know-how by volunteering to help keep the garden up with others in our community.  We’ll share the produce we all create with everyone who’s helping and the students in our programs.
If you’re looking for a garden that rents out plots, Cheralyn can get you connected.
Garden at a plot-based community garden by emailing our Durham Cooperative Extension Agent, Cheralyn Schmidt. Please tell her you’re from SEEDS!  She’ll direct you to the community garden nearest you.  There is a waiting list for many of the gardens, and they’re looking for people who will do more than keep their plot thriving, but also have the time to spend each week on tasks that give communal benefit-