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Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

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Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

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704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

Edible Landscapes​

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With support and partnership from community and faith-based organizations, Mecklenburg County works to establish edible landscapes (community gardens and orchards) that provide fresh fruit and vegetables to people in food insecure neighborhoods. The edible landscapes produce plums, figs, pears, peaches, blueberries, and persimmons, in addition to seasonal herbs and vegetables like squash, string beans, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Community members harvest and process the produce and then distribute it to communities directly or through food pantries. Their efforts supply fresh, nutritious food to thousands of people in Mecklenburg County.

Anyone who wishes to volunteer or take advantage of the Edible Landscapes program should contact and work with the locations for edible landscapes listed below.


Locations

Another Chance House of Refuge
1818 Kennesaw Drive

Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center
2921 Tuckaseegee Road

Bread of Life Deliverance Church
1245 Tom Hunter Road

Chapel of Christ The King Church
425 East 17th Street

Faith CME Church

457 Wellingford Street  |  View photos of the dedication in April 2021

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
3400 Beatties Ford Road

Galilee Center
3601 Central Avenue

Grier Heights Community Center
3100 Leroy Street

Martin Luther King MIddle School
500 Bilmark Avenue

Moore's Sanctuary AME Zion Church
4101 Morris Field Drive

Northridge Middle School
7601 The Plaza  |  View photos of installation in May 2021

Reeder Memorial Baptist Church
3725 Beatties Ford Road

Rockwell AME Zion Church
6101 Rockwell Church Road

Pine Valley Neighborhood Park
2422 Longleaf Drive

Shiloh Institutional Baptist Church
2400 Greenland Avenue  |  View photos of installation in June 2021

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center
943 West Sugar Creek Road

Woods Friendly Community Garden
9415 Monarda Court


Community Partners

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How the Edible Landscapes Work

The Edible Landscapes program is the brainchild of health policy coordinator Reggie Singleton, who works with faith and community partners to establish the edible landscapes.

Video on Edible Landscapes


 


Awards and Recognitions

The National Association of Counties (NACo) awarded the Edible Landscapes program an Achievement Award in the Health category in 2019. The program was cited as an example of how community representatives and food security stakeholders work together to address public health priorities. This effort successfully improves access to fresh produce and demonstrates that edible landscapes can be part of a multi-level approach to improving the availability of healthy foods.


Learn More

For more information, contact Reggie Singleton at reggie.singleton@MeckNC.gov or 980-314-9485.

HealthDepartment/CommunityHealthServices/FoodSecurity/Pages/Edible-Landscapes.aspx

Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information
via email.


704-336-4700

Key Initiatives