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Community Gardens in the Parks
Community Gardens In The Parks provides opportunities for citizens to work together with neighbors to participate in or start a community garden in a local park. The City of Fayetteville is promoting and expanding greening efforts in our community by providing valuable outdoor space for citizens in Fayetteville to garden together.
How Can I Participate in a Community Garden?
Two options are available to participate in the Community Gardens in the Parks Program. You can participate in an Existing Park Land Community Garden by having your name added to a Waiting List and attending Spring Registration. Or you can work with other citizens to Build a Community Garden on park land near your neighborhood.
Existing Park Land Community Gardens
Walker Park Community Garden (WPCG)
The WPCG is located in Walker Park near the Senior Activity and Wellness Center at 945 South College Avenue. Established in 2011 with 20 plots, the garden now has 41 plots available. It is protected from deer by a six foot fence and supplied with a centrally located water spigot. Each plot is filled with a mix of topsoil, course sand and compost.
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Jefferson Community Garden (JCG)
Located at 612 South College Avenue, this garden is made available for use as a community garden through a partnership between the City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville School Dsitrict.
Jefferson Community Garden is in the south yard of the Fayetteville Adult Education Center on the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and South College Avenue. With 11 plots available, the garden is surrounded with a wrought-iron fence and has a centrally located water spigot. Each plot is filled with a mix of topsoil, course sand and compost.
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Parks and Recreation Program Gardens
Yvonne Richardson Community Center (YRCC)
Designed and operated specifically for YRCC's After School and Summer FUN4KIDS programs, kids and volunteers plant the garden in spring and summer at this City operated community garden. Program activities include field trips and food preparation in the outdoor kitchen. The garden is composed of raised beds in a 60’ x 35’ area. Rain is collected from the roof of a volunteer-constructed garden shed. Volunteers assist with day-to-day maintenance, mentoring and educational activities.