Community & School Gardens - Beyond Fresh Food

At Terra Cura, community and school gardens are more than a means to grow fresh food, it is about cultivating 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. It is also an great medium to learn about food sovereignty and access.

"Food sovereignty - asserts that the people who produce, distribute, and consume food should control the mechanisms and policies of food production and distribution, rather than the corporations and market institutions they believe have come to dominate the global food system."

Our gardens and educational programs integrate edible planting and 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.

related project:
plymouth community intermediate school


Scope of Service:

communitybased planning
education & advocacy
design & build
outreach programming / workshop series

An interview or on-site assessment is often the first step.
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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