HARVEST OF HOPE COMMUNITY GARDEN

This project was a 2013 Search for Excellence winner in the Demonstration Garden category. Pictured are several members of the team with their commemorative shovel. Congratulations to all team members!

The Harvest of Hope Community Garden was planned and built in downtown Kingsport as a way for bringing the community together in a collaborative way to provide a special place of growing, healing, reflection, laughter and work for some of our most vulnerable citizens.

 

 

We are a community collaboration working together to provide fresh nutritional produce, and to help people of all ages, especially the homeless and those living in poverty, to develop practical life skills.

 

 

The land for the garden is leased from 1st Presbyterian Church on Church Circle, and the garden itself is located behind the church on Charlemont Street. United Way and AARP initially funded the project and later donations were received from First Broad Street United Methodist Church. It started with only 24 raised beds and has now increased to 37 beds, with a couple of beds built higher to accommodate handicapped individuals.

 

 

Master Gardeners and other community volunteers built raised beds, a tool shed and storage bins. Compost bins were donated and built. The city of Kingsport installed a faucet system to provide water for the garden.

 

 



Master Gardener volunteers are needed to help maintain the grounds of the garden and to provide instruction for first-time gardeners.

 

 

Come Grow with Us!

Selected photos from the 2013 growing season:

 

Read more about Harvest of Hope on the site’s blog: http://hohkingsport.blogspot.com/