Urban Gardening Initiative

UGI is a local Urban Gardening Initiative in Muncie and Delaware County, networking resources and community to encourage more local urban food production.

Muncie-Delaware Clean and Beautiful supports a unique tradition of community gardening in Muncie and to address the tough economic issues our community is faced with, MDCB has created a network of local gardens and gardeners to help build a stronger local food system.

UGI is a local Urban Gardening Initiative in Muncie andcommunity garden Muncie Delaware County, networking resources andcommunity engagement to encourage more local urban food production.  UGI has many resources available including books, tools, a rototiller, straw, compost, seeds, plants and experienced gardeners to educate.

As it was done years ago, UGI has helped to start children’s gardens at the Buley Community Center, the Ross Community Center, Muncie Boys & Girls Club, and East Washington Academy, to help strengthen church and vacant lot gardens throughout the city.

To participate, get involved or seek ways and resources to start your own community garden email info@beautifulmuncie.org. Join the conversation on Facebook and stay in touch with local events!

Currently we have 11 gardens as a part of our UGI network totaling an estimated 1.75 acres of land in production in Muncie.

This does not account for the hundreds of backyard gardens that are in production as well.  UGI gardens include:


  • North Street Urban Garden
  • Maring Hunt Community Gardens
  • Urban Light Community Garden
  • Riverside UMC Community Garden
  • Motivate Our Minds Childrens Garden
  • Roy C. Buley Center Childrens Garden
  • First Fruits Garden Project
  • Youth Opportunity Center Youth Garden
  • Inside Out Community Garden
  • HUB Community Garden
  • East 16th Street Church of God
  • Minnetrista Permaculture Initiative Garden


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