Community & School Gardens - Beyond Fresh Food

At Terra Cura, Community and School Gardens are more than growing fresh food, it is about growing healthy communities. Be it world class cities or low-income areas, neighborhoods that need most support are also ones lacking community infrastructure, resource management and funding to invest in detailed and time-intensive site designs. Gardens are quick yet powerful springboards to help individuals experience the process of land and people care. An excellent medium for community building, our gardens integrate edible planting with place-making, creating physical platforms for healthful interactions. In addition, we work closely with our clients to develop affordable site management strategies, eliminating hinderance around long-term maintenance. Combining aesthetics, function and manageability, we transform edible gardens into places for enjoyment and learning.

Community and School gardens involve multiple stakeholders with a strong social impact, financial needs, and can be an exciting endeavor. Whether you are integrating a community garden into an existing property or new development, our team are experienced in guiding a community-engaged design, installation and outreach process. 

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plymouth community intermediate school


Private Gardens - Beyond Aesthetics

Our gardens combine edible, ornamental and pollinator-friendly plantings, creating earth- and human-centered places to be.  Whether you are a home owner, high-end property, yoga retreat or senior-care facility managers, we recognize the need to integrate beauty with function. In addition, we work closely with our clients to develop affordable site management strategies to ensure the longevity and health of your gardens

Each household and property has specific cultural, functional and aesthetic needs,  Whether you are an experienced gardener or new grower, our design team is dedicated to ensure all your goals are met! 

Rivers edge residence

Scope of Service:

consultation / planning
outreach programming / workshop series

An interview or on-site assessment is often the first step.
Contact us at for details. 

Terra Cura’s approach feels highly imaginative yet beautifully organized, grounded in reality and remarkably resourceful. They really understand the big picture of what we’re trying to achieve — within the broader landscape of community design projects, sustainability and social justice — and simultaneously pair it with the concrete dimensions and details of what needs to be accomplished, on schedule with milestones. They have been very generous in offering their advice and ideas throughout the process, a pleasure to work with. I can’t recommend Terra Cura highly enough!
— Lucy Hahn, SCGC Board Member