Carroll Terrace Community Garden
Located at the Carroll Terrace apartment complex, this community garden is more than just a place to grow vegetables. Established in 2005 by WV State University Extension Service and Charleston Housing Authority with help from a number of community sponsors and partners, it features professional landscaping, ornamental beds, an English herb garden, four community plots and 40 individual plots. An attractive metal fence typically encloses the area, but this landmark garden is open for numerous events throughout the year. Located behind the Carroll Terrace Apartment Complex (1546 Kanawha Blvd.), near the middle of the 1500 block of Virginia St., between Elizabeth St. and Ruffner Ave.
East End Community Garden
Constructed by volunteers in 2012, this lovely and very productive community garden is located in the heart of the Washington St. business corridor and is an excellent use of the beautiful green space near the scenic Ruffner Walk. The twenty-five 8’x4’ plots are leased by community members for an annual cost of $25 and are then used to grow produce, herbs, flowers, or anything else residents want. Already a big success, the garden hopes to make improvements including a fence, a tool shed, community tools, and more. For more information or to lease a plot, contact Kasey Russell at 304-542-1994 or Russell.firstname.lastname@example.org. Located on Washington St., East across from the intersection of Thompson St.
Roosevelt Center Community Garden
KEYS for Health Kids was instrumental in starting this educational garden in front of the Roosevelt Community Center. It is used not only to grow food, but more importantly to teach kids in the Roosevelt Center’s after-school programs about the process of growing produce and the importance of a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables. Located on Ruffner Ave. between Jackson and Lewis Streets.
Christ Church United Methodist Playground and Community Garden
At the corner of Virginia and Morris Streets, what was an empty green space has been utilized to wonderful effect with a combination community garden and playground. The garden, whose twelve raised beds are worked by volunteers, is available to anyone in the community, as is the food it produces. Much of the produce is used by Breaking Bread Ministries, which provides free meals to the hungry. Located at the corner of Virginia and Morris Streets.