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 more than a dozen home gardens in our neighbors’ backyards and public orchard spaces throughout the neighborhood, Community Matters currently operates three public 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 Washing Well laundromat), and the largest of the three, the Sassafras Garden (on Neave Street).
For more information about our gardens, email Alicia.
Join Us at a Garden Event
A variety of garden work days, workshops, and social gatherings are held in the Sassafras Garden on a recurring basis each growing season and provide an opportunity for neighbors of all ages to come together to keep our gardens growing, learn more about gardening, harvest free, fresh produce, and share community meals.