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Fruit and Vegetable Gardens

How We Can Eat Our Landscapes, TED Talk, Pam Warhurst, 2012

"What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community"

Crowd Sharing Gardens, Color Penfield Green, Lynne Perry, 2020

Penfield resident, Lynne Perry shares years of accumulated best practices in creating a bountiful, organic garden in small spaces, like a patio. She offers tips and tricks for growing tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans, and corn. 

A Guerrilla Gardener in South Central LA, TED Talk, Ron Finley, 2013

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA - in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty, and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys." 

The Need to Grow, Documentary, 2019

Exploring the rapid decline of farmable soil left on Earth, The Need to Grow offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement. You'll be inspired to start your own backyard food garden! 

Tenth Acre Farm - Permaculture for the Suburbs, Website

Amy Stross, author of Award-winning The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People (2018), teaches you how to create a micro-farm in the suburbs using sustainable practices. 

Penfield Community Garden

The PCV Garden is designed and operated to provide Penfield residents with an opportunity to grow their own ORGANIC based vegetables, flowers, and herbs for their own consumption or for the needy. The garden also provides for the development of the Penfield community by working together to improve the garden, sharing knowledge and techniques of organic gardening and managing the garden through the PCV Garden volunteer committee. 

Plots may be rented by Penfield residents.

7' x 16': $40        7' x 32': $70 

Located at 1748 Five Mile Line Rd

Build Your Own Garden

Learn more about how to make your own gardens at home.

  • What makes an organic garden and why would I choose to go organic?

  • What tools will you need to get started?

  • What materials will you need? 

  • What are some considerations for placement for your garden? 

How and What to Grow

Starting your first garden? Learn more about which fruits and vegetables are relatively easy to maintain and provide high yields?

Which are particularly great for families with young children who want to help out?

Preserve the Bounty

Learn tips and tricks for canning. 

Still growing more than you will ever eat? Donate to the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf: 1618 Jackson Rd, Penfield

Vegetable Picking
Hanging Herbs
Child Picking Fruit
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