Green Urban Initiative continues to grow! This year, enthusiastic GUI gardeners will be growing abundant vegetables and dazzling flowers at four - count 'em 4! - vibrant community gardens in Harrisburg. From Uptown to Engleton to Midtown to Allison Hill, check out our online garden map to find a GUI garden near you!
GUI's community vegetable gardening program assists Harrisburg citizens, families, community groups, churches, businesses - or anyone else who's interested - in putting fresh, homegrown, nutritous food on their tables by establishing a network of small-scale community vegetable gardens throughout our city. To learn more about GUI's community vegetable gardening program, watch these two debonair catsdiscussing pressing contemporary socioeconomic and agricultural issues.
GUI provides assistance and guidance for the planning and installation of gardens, with gardeners taking on the responsibility of maintenance and caretaking after the gardens are created. GUI provides construction materials, tools, seeds, and gardening tips - we'll supply the materials and knowledge if you supply the commitment.
Prior to the beginning of each growing season - usually in late February or early March - we open gardener registrations to returning GUI gardeners from the previous year. We then open any remaining plots to new gardeners until the gardens are full. We ask a small plot rental fee of $10 per plot per year and we limit the number of plots per person, family, or organization to two plots per year so that we can accommodate more gardeners at each garden.
There are many potential garden sites available throughout our beautiful city. If you are interested in getting involved with GUI's community gardening program and seeing a garden in your neighborhood, contact us!