LPH Community Gardens
The LPH Community Gardens bring residents together to engage in the art of growing food and create green space in our community. Each garden engages residents in designing, planting, maintaining, and harvesting. Beyond gardening, the Gardens offer spaces for community art projects, music, and gathering. Lower Price Hill is a dense urban setting and the gardens provide pockets of nature in the middle of the concrete jungle.
The LPH Community Gardens employs four, teen apprentices from Lower Price Hill each season to manage the garden operations. The apprentices oversee the garden plans, maintain the plants, and engage their neighbors in the spaces. They also learn job and budgeting skills and engage in a two-week internship at a local business to explore career opportunities.
Find a Garden
In addition to supporting home gardens in our neighbors’ backyards, Community Matters currently operates three community gardens in Lower Price Hill—the Victory Garden (on St. Michael Street by our main campus), the Miss Cynthia’s Courtyard (on Neave Street in the courtyard of the laundromat), and the largest of the three, the Sassafras Garden (on Neave Street).
Join Us at a Garden Event
Garden Workdays are held in the Sassafras Garden every Monday from 3-5pm. Workdays are an opportunity for neighbors to come together to keep our gardens growing.
Garden Parties are held in the Sassafras Garden on select Fridays from 4-6pm. Garden Parties provide a fun, casual opportunity for neighbors to share resources and knowledge about how to grow and prepare food.
All garden events run from April through October and are held as weather permits.