Community Gardens and Urban Agriculture
At TheDCH, food is a universal language, and 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 create healthy and sustainable communities.
Our projects include community gardens, container plantings, institutional gardens, school gardens, and our urban farm. These initiatives creatively strengthen relationships between community-based organizations, non profits, government leaders, and individuals.
The Delaware Center for Horticulture is a founding member of the Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition (DEUFFC). Supported by a wide variety of community members and groups, DEUFFC actively addresses food security issues and gives special consideration to low income neighborhoods. DEUFFC, which is comprised of people and organizations committed to ensuring food justice for all residents of the First State, also provides education and resources to anyone interested in urban growing.
I passed one of the DCH's gardens by Kid Shelleen's restaurant while on a walk today and really appreciated the hard work you all put in to making the city beautiful.
— Fay Voshell
City Gardens Contest winner
A well tended vegetable garden yields a $500 return when accounting for the market price of produce and an average gardener’s investment.