Community gardens & urban agriculture
At TheDCH we understand that food is a universal language, and that growing produce can play a powerful role in bringing communities together. We’re committed to promoting urban agriculture in cities and towns throughout Delaware. We work at the grassroots level to address social, economic, educational and environmental issues, and help to create healthy and sustainable communities.
Our projects include community gardens, container plantings, institutional gardens, school gardens and urban farms. These initiatives creatively strengthen relationships between community-based organizations, non-profits, government leaders, and individuals.
Supported by community members and groups, we actively address food security issues. We give special consideration to low income neighborhoods, but we provide education and resources to anyone interested in urban growing. Our efforts to be leaders in the field of urban agriculture have culminated in the development of a statewide coalition. The Delaware Urban Farm Coalition consists of people who are committed to finding ways to ensure food justice for residents of the First State
I probably first heard about the TheDCH over 25 years ago. I don’t think it was called the DCH then. I thought it was a good resource for the average gardener and I entered...►
— Clara Zahradnik
Tree Steward, Tilton Park Resident
Community gardens beautify abandoned lots, revitalize urban neighborhoods, and provide peaceful places to enjoy the outdoors.