Kanawha County and the Charleston area are home to numerous community gardens. Community gardens are any plot of land that is gardened by a group of individuals. These gardens are a great way to give people access to healthy fresh produce and for the sharing garden knowledge between generations and cultures.
Many of the gardens around Charleston focus on producing food for non-profit organizations that feed people in need. These gardens are excellent places for individuals and groups to volunteer. Manna Meal garden is one such example.
WVU Kanawha County Extension Service provides support to groups wishing to start new community gardens in Kanawha County. Support includes organizational development to encourage long-term sustainability of the garden group and gardening technical assistance.