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This is a contributing entry for Charlotte's Belmont Neighborhood - From a Mill Village to More Than a Century Later and only appears as part of that tour.Learn More.
The gardeners in this community garden believe everyone should have access to fresh food, regardless of income. The garden began in 2009 with a mission to bring residents of local neighborhoods together to experience fun and fellowship while learning eco-friendly gardening techniques. Classes are held regularly onsite, including sessions on composting, soil management, toxicity reduction and seed saving, fresh food harvesting, preparation and preservation. The garden donates over 10% of its produce to Friendship Trays, the area’s meals-on-wheels program.

Plant, Natural environment, Grass, Land lot

Due to the volunteer gardeners’ dedication to the community, this garden is regularly recognized as “The People’s Garden” by the USDA, and Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Numerous local partnerships support their mission.

Turn around and turn right, or east, onto East 17th Street for four blocks. Look for the medallion at the intersection with Allen Street.

For the last couple of stops, you have been in the Eastend development. We’ll continue through it for the next three stops before heading into Belmont Springs. Eastend was platted by George M. Phifer in May 1903. When the United States Geological Survey mapped the area for its topographic map series in 1905, East End had slightly more than 20 houses, Sunnyside had 14, grouped mainly along Kennon Avenue, and Belmont Springs had some 70 houses.