Green Earth Community Garden, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit located on property loaned by Cokesbury United Methodist Church, in Margate.
Green Earth is a collaborative gardening project in which interested gardeners need no experience and simply join in the Saturday morning work crew. Garden work days take place from 9 a.m. to noon, every Saturday, into April.
Gardeners share in the harvest, meet new people, learn sustainable organic techniques, and contribute surplus veggies to local food pantries. Last season almost 400 pounds of produce were donated. This represented over half of all produce grown, demonstrating the effectiveness of the collaborative efforts.
This year’s intent is to increase the number of gardeners participating, increase the amount donated, and increase the amount of produce shared among gardeners. The collaborative will also work to have enough surplus produce to sell to the general public, possibly in a local farmers market.
Funding for this program comes largely from donations. For more information, to join up or to make a donation, visit GreenEarthCommunityGarden.org.