We’re Friendship Gardens—a Program of Friendship Trays, Meals-On-Wheels of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Friendship Gardens is growing communities where everyone can be healthier in mind and body. Through urban farms, gardens, and markets, we help those in need access daily nutritious meals, connect to the natural world, and learn to grow their own food.
Whew! Over the past eight years we have been planting, growing, fertilizing, weed pulling, harvesting, pondering, educating, dreaming, sweating, sunburning, sprouting, digging, tilling, and feeding our Charlotte community.
What we haven’t been doing is paying much attention to our website. Well, that’s gonna change.
We have done some organizing and polishing and writing and designing. And in the couple months, a new website will emerge from this well-watered, well-tended, well-sunshined seed.
You can still reach us on our contact page. You can still sign up to volunteer on our sign up page. Or leave us a message at 704-333-9229 at Friendship Trays (’cause ya know we ARE a program of Friendship Trays… or maybe you didn’t! Dang that website!)
Thanks for your interest in growing and feeding Charlotte with us.
The Urban Farm at Garinger High School is focused on producing fresh, healthy food for Friendship Trays and The Bulb. The Urban Farm is the heart of our program, providing seedlings to our garden network and a resource for teachers and community members.
Our Garden Network spans the entire Charlotte area, located at schools, faith centers, and even in your neighbor’s backyard! Garden Network members share their harvests with Friendship Trays and The Bulb.
Our Mobile Markets are coordinated and managed by The Bulb to provide food to areas in our community that lack access to fresh produce as well as meal preparation and nutrition education.
We believe everyone should have access to fresh, healthy food.
Friendship Gardens—based in Charlotte, North Carolina—is a thriving network of community, school, faith-based, institutional, and backyard gardens as well as an urban farm. Most of our garden partnerships share their harvest for the benefit of Friendship Trays who provide over 750 meals a day to members of our community who have limited access to healthy food; and for the benefit of The Bulb who run a network of mobile markets in food-insecure neighborhoods throughout Mecklenburg County and beyond.
Friendship Gardens A Program of Friendship Trays Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Meal-On-Wheels Program