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!
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 will maintain about 1/4 of the garden as an urban farm plot, cultivating cabbage, collards, carrots, beets and more. We encourage members of the community to plug into volunteer days throughout the season or come join us by renting a garden plot this year!
Morningside Park Urban Farm
We are hard at work with groups of volunteers building our next urban farm plot! Morningside Urban Farm will include 12 in-ground beds, 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 will work to cultivate the urban farm at Morningside. Produce grown on this plot will be sold by RCGA into local markets, creating a sustainable revenue stream for their non-profit.
The mix of crops growing at Morningside is unique and always changing. Community work days are scheduled for each Saturday in May from 9-12, and we hope to plant our first beds by end of May 2018. 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!