A community garden is an area of land made available to community members to grow vegetables. These tiny plots of land are sometimes free but often leased to gardeners for a small fee to help with maintenance and costs of running the garden. Community gardening is not a new idea but is gaining popularity throughout the United States. The idea is to build a community of gardeners who want to share resources in order to make gardening fun, inexpensive, and successful. In order to promote the health benefits of gardening and eating better, Pitt County is starting the Making Pitt Fit Community Garden.
The Making Pitt Fit Community Garden is a true Pitt County partnership. The Pitt County departments directly involved with the project are Community Schools and Recreation, Cooperative Extension, Council on Aging, Engineering, Health Department, Planning, Soil and Water, and Pitt County Schools through Wintergreen Elementary. The garden is located on County Home Road behind the Pitt Community College Greenhouses, adjacent to the Alice F. Keene District Park, and across from the Pitt County Farmers Market and Village of Yesteryear.
Excerpts from Danny Lauderdale's news article.