Community Gardens

Image of cartoon people and text encouraging sign-up for community garden.

 

Picture of a thriving garden at Lakemore  Community Garden

Community gardens provide fresh produce and contribute to a sense of community and connection to the environment. Summit County Public Health partners with Let’s Grow Akron to expand community gardens throughout Summit County especially in locations that are deemed food deserts. Food deserts consist of areas where fresh vegetables, fruits, and other healthy foods are sparse due to lack of farmers markets, grocery stores and other retail establishments that can provide these foods to residents.

 
Garden picture with table title of 2021 Gardens.
Van Buren Homes Community Garden

Hilltop House Community Garden

St. Paul's Community Garden
Picture of wooden framed raised garden bed before plantng. Image of raised garden bed with early garden growth. Image of people preparing ground level garden frames for use.
Ground level garden frames with fantastic plant growth. Ground level garden frames with healthy vining plants spilling over the edges picture of ground level garden frames with early plantings.
Image of robust garden growth with pepper plants. Picture of raised garden table with thriving garden growth. Image of ground level garden frames with robust garden growth.

Garden image used as a title picture for 2020 Gardens

Collage of garden pictures from John Brown Garden. Collage of garden images from Hilltop Garden.