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. Through partnerships with Purdue Extension and other local agencies, MDCB connected the network of local gardens and gardeners to help build a stronger local food system.
The Urban Garden Coalition (UGC) unites gardens, groups, and individuals in collaborating to build a stronger local food system. Remembering our region’s heritage of neighborhood victory gardens and family farms, we draw on this collective strength to address food security challenges within our community. By promoting urban gardening in our region, UGC strengthens community networks, promotes healthy eating, encourages environmental stewardship, increases food system resilience, and empowers youth to plant the seeds of our future.
As it was done years ago, UGC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the conversation on Facebook and stay in touch with local events!
Currently we have 22 active gardens as a part of our coalition.
This does not account for the hundreds of backyard gardens that are in production as well.