Community Gardens

Community gardens are places where people come together to grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. Community gardens are run by churches, neighborhood associations, non-profit organizations, community agencies, clubs, private landowners, municipalities… just about anyone.

A small Aquaponics systems can produce 30-40,000 leafy plants (lettuce, kale, swiss chard) and up to 2,000 pounds of tilapia per year.

Urban Farming

  • Increases Food Security. Food security is having access to and being able to afford nutritious, safe food—and enough of it.
  • Creates a Sense of Belonging.
  • Produces Healthy Food You Can Respect.
  • Provides a Learning Opportunity.
  • Makes Efficient Use of Land.

Rooftop Gardens

  • Provide diverse habitats
  • Retain and manage stormwater
  • Improve air quality
  • Insulate against heat and cold
  • Increase the life expectancy of the roof
  • Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect control

Urban Beekeeping

Bees from urban hives allow city dwellers to generate their own food without land or dirt, and the bees aid local fruit production by pollinating trees. It's also possible that urban bee colonies, exposed to fewer pesticides, may be resilient genetic reservoirs that could help worldwide bee populations recover from parasites and the little-understood colony collapse disorder.

Benefits of Urban Chicken Coops

  • Fresh Eggs
  • Organic & Non-GMO
  • Greater Nutrition
  • Cruelty Free
  • Educational Value
  • Free Fertilizer
  • Pest Control

Vertical Gardens

A vertical garden is a garden that grows upward (vertically) using a trellis or other support system, rather than on the ground (horizontally). Anything grown on a trellis or even a fence is technically part of a vertical garden. Vertical gardens can also be used to grow flowers and even vegetables.

Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a water based, nutrient rich solution. Hydroponics does not use soil, instead the root system is supported using an inert medium such as perlite or peat moss. The basic premise behind hydroponics is to allow the plants roots to come in direct contact with the nutrient solution, while also having access to oxygen, which is essential for proper growth.

Our Mission is to engage people through education and action to create a more sustainable community – environmentally, socially, and economically.

Our Vision is to embed sustainability as a fundamental value in our community and beyond through the development of sustainability literacy, solutions, and leadership.

Our Definition - Sustainability is the simulataneous pursuit of human health and happiness, environmental quality, and economic well-being for current and future generations.

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The Sustainability Resource Center is proud to be supporting Tiny House Community Development, Inc.with the creation of a community garden for the residents of their newest community in Greensboro and the surrounding neighborhood. Click here for details of this beautiful garden scheduled for cultivation this spring.

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