SEEDS Gardens represent the potential in abandoned land. Our urban sanctuaries provide community for all growers – human, animal, insect or vegetation – to thrive in our city. Many hands have created this magical place. What was once a dumping ground has become a beautiful park that showcases the creativity, productivity and diversity of Durham. The gardens provide service and learning opportunities to a wide variety of civic, student and church groups, neighborhoods and individuals.
We welcome you to grow with us!
The SEEDS Gardens are for everyone to enjoy! The garden is available to rent for special events and is a perfect setting for weddings, family reunions or other gatherings. If you are interested in visiting the SEEDS Garden or would like more information on renting the space, please contact Laurel (LShulman@seedsnc.org).
Southside Garden is a 1 1/2 acre sustainable urban garden filled with flowers, fruits, vegetables, artwork, community garden plots, compost bins and much more! Created using principles of permaculture, sustainable agriculture and resource conservation, Southside is an evolving, living example of a productive, symbiotic ecosystem. This garden is currently undergoing a 3 year redesign process in conjunction with our renovated building.
Exercise your green thumb, learn to compost, take a workshop or just enjoy our urban oasis at Southside. Organically grown starter plants, seedlings and propagated fruit trees are available for sale year round.
The Market Garden is a beautiful model of youth empowerment and initiative. This 1/4 acre urban farm is cultivated by the Durham Inner-City Gardeners (DIG) using organic and sustainable growing practices as they discover the connection between the earth, food, and community. Volunteers interested in connecting with DIG should contact Leslie (LSimonds@seedsnc.org).
Garden of Eatin’
The Garden of Eatin’ was created by the public, for the public to enjoy and learn. This community space, located in Durham Central Park, demonstrates the power of permaculture and diversity of growth our climate supports.
People can pick and taste the vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts and medicinal plants that they know, or just sit under the cedar arbor and enjoy this beautiful space.
As you stroll through the Durham Farmer’s Market on a Saturday morning, make a stop at the Garden of Eatin’ – pick some weeds from the path, taste a fresh-from-the-vine scuppernong, discover the difference between mint and lemon balm – and make this public space a part of your garden!
Landscapers and gardeners interested in participating in this community project should contact Hilary (firstname.lastname@example.org).