The Community for Environmental Sustainability provides opportunities to engage
youth and the community in growing fresh produce, creating awareness for
a healthy active lifestyle, nutrition education, and learning how to protect
and preserve our environment and natural resources.
Opportunities are available for garden/orchard tours, to participate in volunteer service, and to learn about the health benefits and disease prevention possibilities of fresh produce through tastings, demonstrations and nutrition education.
We distribute the garden harvests to local community centers
and soup kitchens. To date, over 10,000 pounds of donated
fresh produce has helped feed our community.
“Environmental justice (EJ) is based on the principle that all people have a right to be protected from environmental pollution,
to live in and enjoy a clean and healthful environment.”
Students of all ages, families, and community members volunteer regularly to help us maintain our garden/orchard spaces.
The Greenville Community Garden and Orchard provides fresh produce utilizing natural agricultural methods,
nutrition education, and leadership opportunities for hundreds of volunteers.
The Community Orchard has apple, pear, fig, pecan, persimmon, mulberry and plum trees, blueberries, bush cherries, elderberries, kiwi, and blackberries.
We harvest and donate fresh fruit throughout the year.
Pollinator gardens - imperative for bees and fruit and vegetable production
Thousands of pounds of produce is harvested and donated annually to organizations serving the food insecure.
Our innovative Plant Against Disease informational signage offers self-guided tours and nutrition education about the health benefits of fresh fruits & vegetables.
The Community Orchard Talking Circle space allows for new perspectives, ideas and community dialogue. The fire pit/cooking area provides cultural exploration through food and fellowship.
We made a pizza oven!
Founder of the Community For Environmental Sustainability
Michelle leads and directs the programs and student recruitment for the Community Orchard & Gardens and is a certified Beekeeper. She also serves on the National Youth Leadership Council.