Thanks to the generosity of local community gardens, many food insecure families in Hamilton County are able to enjoy fresh, healthy produce. The following partnerships currently exist:
Carmel Clay Schools Plots to Plates Community Garden: Merciful HELP Center; Carmel United Methodist Church Food Pantry
Fishers Rotary Community Garden: Delaware Township Trustee's Office Food Pantry
Gapinski Family Growing Center (Maple Glen Elementary School): Open Doors of Washington Township; Merciful HELP Center
The Gleaning Garden: Carmel United Methodist Church Food Pantry
Guerin Garden Ministry: Merciful HELP Center; Shepherd's Gate Food Pantry; St. Vincent de Paul; O'Conner House
Hamilton County Master Gardeners: St. Vincent de Paul
Lazarus Community Garden at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church: Delaware Township Trustee's Office Food Pantry
Noblesville West Middle School Garden: Third Phase
The Plant a Row Garden: Open Doors of Westfield
Project Eden Gardens: Grace Care Center
St. Christopher's Crops: Merciful HELP Center; Carmel Friends Church; Carmel United Methodist Church Food Pantry; St. Louis de Montfort; St. Vincent de Paul; Third Phase
St. Michael's Episcopal Church: St. Vincent de Paul
Teter Organic Farm: Come to Me Food Pantry; Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank; Open Arms Food Pantry; Dinner's On Us weekly community meal at Noblesville First United Methodist Church
If your community garden would like to partner with a food pantry, contact us at (317) 773-2181 and we can help match you! Or, if your garden's plot holders would like to drop off produce directly to a food pantry, click here for a list of pantries that accept produce donations from the public and will distribute them to families in need.
Need recipe ideas for your garden's produce? How about preparation and storage tips? Click here to check out the resources we have our the Urban Ag page of the SWCD website.
1717 Pleasant Street Suite 100 Noblesville, IN 46060
The mission of the HCGN is to sustain the vibrant urban and community agriculture movement in Hamilton County by supporting the health and inspiration of its leaders. We do this by creating a space to share local knowledge, encourage collaboration, and provide training, education, and equipping.
The Hamilton County Garden Network is an initiative of the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District.