Leicester Library Giving Garden

 

A giving garden with an educational focus, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Leicester Library Giving Garden aims to connect and strengthen our community through growing and sharing food.

 

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Our Vision

A permaculture design team created a vision to transform the Leicester Library grounds into a productive and beautiful edible landscape. A multi-phase installation will see perennial tree and nut crops, pollinator habitat, and annual gardens integrated into the landscape. The gardens will be accessible to the community gathering areas, peaceful seating, and in-garden educational areas. 

Our 2021 vision is to implement Phase One, which is a simple raised bed garden area to get us up and growing. Learn about the Phase One plan HERE.

 

We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously.

 

– Grace Lee Boggs.

Upcoming Events

11 Mar 2021

Garden Planning Meeting

Join us for our next Community Garden Planning Meeting. 

Zoom Room @ 7PM

These meetings are open to the community. Please email gardenleicester@gmail.com if you’d like to attend.

24 March 2021

Garden Design Meeting

Join us for our next Giving Garden Planning Meeting, focused on garden design.

Zoom Room @ 7PM

These meetings are open to the community. Please email gardenleicester@gmail.com if you’d like to attend.

Latest from the Garden Journal

Follow along with our community garden journey to see what we grow and how we grow it. Learn about educational and community events, as well as other opportunities to get involved and grow! 

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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