Mano al Hermano's
Roanoke Island Community Garden
Families save money and donate excess produce to the local food pantry.
Gardeners enjoy conversation and interaction between cultures.
Apply now for your space in the 2017 community garden.
One of the goals of the Roanoke Island Community Garden is to encourage Latino members of our community to get to know and with with non Latinos. Sharing seeds, plants, ideas, and experiences is a natural way to bring people together and to build relationships of trust and good will.
In partnership with our Family Literacy Program, the Community Garden has set aside a plot for some of the children (and their parents) to raise, harvest, and prepare vegetables. The children will enjoy the guidance of expert Community Garden members as well as the local 4H organization.
Enjoy fresh air, exercise, and vitamin D from exposure to sunlight. Reduce stress, connect to the natural world, and let go of the pressures of office and home. Create a healthier alternative to store-bought vegetables, and save money at the same time. Your body and your budget will thank you.
Some participants are certified Master Gardeners who have received specific instruction in garden procedures, care, and maintenance from the NC State University Extension Service. They help untrained gardeners improve their techniques and boost the productivity of their gardens.