The Community Garden program enhances community by providing garden plots for community members to grow their own clean and nutritious food.  In addition, the program provides support to both new and experienced gardeners alike through informal opportunities to share knowledge and more structured talks and classes. The garden program also provides numerous opportunities to  volunteer. Through these different opportunities the community garden program promotes resilient, restorative, ecological agriculture in a place based setting.  

We partner with Virginia Tech (particularly the Civic Agriculture and Food Systems minor and the Center for Food and Community Transformation), the Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department, the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener and Master Naturalists program, and the Native Plant Society of Virginia. Through these partnerships a number of the demonstration projects described below can be found at the gardens. The projects are meant to help impart knowledge, encourage sustainability principles, and inspire both our gardeners and our visitors.