In many inner city communities, fresh fruits and vegetables are not readily available to residents – creating what are known as “food deserts.” CCMI’s community garden seeks to act as a corrective to this by providing the space and resources needed for people to grow their own food. CCMI's community garden also acts a classroom educating people on where their food comes from. To this end, the University of Georgia extension campus has partnered with CCMI, using the garden as a classroom for its master gardener class and helping the garden to be as healthy as possible.
About half of our 20 plots are rented to individuals for $10 per season (season run from March - August and September - February). The other half of our plots are "community plots." The food from these plots is shared with our neighbors. Learn more about the community garden, our partnerships, and how we seek to make impact on food deserts in this Macon Telegraph article.
Our garden is also available to be reserved for events. For more information on reservations, email Nesha Gibson: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to apply for a garden plot, please contact us. Our Garden is located behind CCMI's community center parking lot at 1235 Ash St.