Community Kitchen Garden
The Community Kitchen Garden uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and annual crop rotation, and exhibits organic management practices whenever possible. It is a place that showcases a large variety of heirloom vegetable varieties, many from Monticello’s Center for Historic Plants. It has become a great demonstration garden to show our visitors what they can accomplish in their own gardens.
The Community Kitchen Garden is dedicated to growing fresh produce for FeedMore’s Meals on Wheels and Kids Café programs. Since 2009, staff and volunteers at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden have harvested and donated over 52,000 pounds of vegetables to FeedMore’s Community Kitchen and produced over 45,500 meals for Central Virginia’s hungry children and homebound seniors. The garden is maintained by a dedicated hardworking group of volunteers including corporate groups from many organizations including Dominion, Altria, Genworth, CarMax, R.J. Reynolds, Bon Secours, Capital One, Kroger, and Bank of America, and others. The Community Kitchen was established with a grant from the The Community Foundation.
Volunteer in the Garden
Check out volunteer opportunities available for adults and youth.