No yard? No problem! 8 community gardens across Alabama

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Who’s ready to garden? (Liv George / The Bama Buzz via Canva)

Did you know? This week is “Community Garden Week”—a celebration of people coming together to ensure everyone in the community has a full belly of locally-grown fruits + veggies. But how to get involved? We looked into it for you. So, roll up your sleeves, and let’s get gardening!

What are community gardens?

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Nice little throwback pic of me before a trip to a community garden back in 2021. (Liv George / The Bama Buzz)

Aside from what’s obvious given the name, a community garden is a place of education. They offer workshops hosted by Master Gardeners, host cooking classes + give people in urban areas access to agriculture. It’s a fixture in a community, giving people a place – and reason – to gather in central areas of a neighborhood. Community gardens also fight food insecurity by ensuring folks have access to fresh fruits + veggies.

How to get involved

To join one, you’ll need to become a member. The process to become a member ranges from garden to garden but usually involves a plot fee + a cleaning deposit. Once you’re a member, you can begin planting during the “season” garden administrators have decided on. You’ll have a little plot of your own, typically a raised bed.

You can also volunteer at a community garden, instead, and help keep the garden clean + pest free.

1. Birmingham: Highland Park Community Garden

  • Where: 3000 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • More info: Website | Facebook

2. Mobile Urban Growers (several gardens)

3. Huntsville: Monte Sano Community Garden

  • Where: Monte Sano Blvd, Huntsville, AL, United States, Alabama
  • More info: Facebook

4. Montgomery: Old Cloverdale Community Garden

  • Where: 1128 Woodward Ave, Montgomery, AL 36106
  • More info: Website | Facebook

5. Dothan: Aunt Katie’s Community Garden

6. Auburn: Community Garden at Auburn University

  • Where: 1161 W Samford Ave, Auburn, AL 36832
  • More info: Facebook | Website

7. Tuscaloosa: Jeremiah’s Community Garden

  • Where: 608 James I Harrison Jr Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
  • More info: Website | Facebook

8. Decatur: Common Ground Community Garden at St. John’s

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Liv George
Liv George

A Georgia native soaking up the sun on the Gulf Coast. Lover of Mardi Gras, beach days, and historical sites.

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