Mano al Hermano’s

Roanoke Island Community Garden

 Members share a community plot to produce fresh organic food.

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.

Working Together

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.

Children's Plot

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.

Gardening Benefits

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.

Master Gardeners

Some participants are certified Master Gardeners who have received specific instruction in garden procedures, care, and maintenance from NC State University Extension Service.  They help untrained gardeners improve their techniques and boost the productivity of their gardens.

Manos Verdes - Green Hands!

Working and growing

Not just vegetables

Knee high by the 4th of July

Digging right in