Garden Variety Harvests operates at several locations throughout Roanoke City. Learn about our plots below:
Home base: garden city
With just over 2000 square feet of garden space in production, the Home Base farm is where it all begins for Garden Variety Harvests. Our thriving and ever-expanding strawberry patch is here, along with our herb crops and many of our leafy greens.
Harvested produce is cleaned and cooled in our lean-to packroom, and pickups of fresh produce can be arranged at this location!
Wise Avenue Gardens
The newest addition to the GVH network is at our home in SE Roanoke! Here, we’ve constructed a custom tunnel to shade lettuces and greens in the summer time. We have a couple hundred strawberry plants in the ground and bearing fruit! Microgreens trays are also grown under lights at this location in our home-office.
Morningside Urban Farm
The Morningside Urban Farm is officially open for business! This plot in SE Roanoke includes over 1300 square feet of garden space, a shed and processing area and an outdoor educational space for community events! With the support of the Roanoke Community Garden Association and from Carilion Clinic, GVH works to cultivate the urban farm at Morningside. Produce grown on this plot is often given away to event participants and sometimes sold to local retailers and restaurants.
We are often hosting volunteer work days at the plot, and the calendar is full of exciting events throughout the gardening season. Find the most up-to-date schedule for Morningside at CarilionClinic.org/farm. If you are looking for a place to plant your own roots, check with RCGA to see if one of the beds at Morningside is available for rent!
Winona Ave Gardens
A small backyard in one of Roanoke’s historic neighborhoods, our gardens on Winona Avenue were home to the inaugural garlic planting for Garden Variety Harvests. Garden beds at the Winona plot rotate between edible flowers, root crops, salad greens and decorative flowers.
Hurt Park satellite plot
With ten fruit trees and over 4000 square feet of garden bed space, the Hurt Park Community Garden is a plot with spectacular growing potential. In 2018, GVH led the charge in a campaign to bring piped water into the garden for all gardeners to utilize. We encourage members of the community to plug into volunteer days throughout the season or come join us by renting a garden plot.