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North Carolina Community Garden Partners

The North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP) is a statewide partnership made up of a wide variety of organizations and individuals interested in community gardening. Partners include community and faith-based organizations, universities, NC Cooperative Extension, public health agencies, gardeners, non-profits and many others. The vision of the NCCGP is to increase the quantity, quality and sustainability of community gardens in North Carolina with the end result of increasing community food security and improving access to healthy food. One of the first activities that the Partners undertook was to identify and survey existing community gardens. It is believed there are now more than 250 community gardens across the state, and that number continues to grow. Highlights of NCCGP’s accomplishments over the past four years include conducting a strategic planning session that led to improved organizational development; co-sponsoring the statewide Growing Communities: Community Building and Organizational Development through Community Gardening workshop that reached 50 community garden organizers; partnering with the NC Recreation and Park Association on their Nourishing NC initiative to fund 100 community gardens; and creating a community garden listserv connecting over 260 stakeholders across the state.

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