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Community Garden at Orchard Park

Morehead Hill Historic Neighborhood - Durham, North Carolina

The Community Garden at Orchard Park is an all-volunteer effort to maintain a community garden in our neighborhood. The Morehead Hill Neighborhood Association has established the garden in partnership with the Durham Parks & Recreation Department and NEEM, with sponsorship support from BlueCross Blue Shield of North Carolina, among others.

Community Garden Plots Available

The Morehead Hill Community Garden at Orchard Park is now fully subscribed for the 2014-2015 season. Applications for the wating list are now being accepted. Improvements in the works for this year include upgrading the irrigation system and providing box covers to protect the plots from pests.  We will also host a free children's garden - contact Alexa McKerrow at for more information.

You can access the community garden online application form HERE

Calling all young gardeners!

The Morehead Hill Community Garden Board has generously donated one of the existing raised beds to be designated as a children's garden. Getting kids involved in gardening promotes exercise, fellowship, responsibility and an appreciation for how food gets onto one's plate.

If you know of any kids aged 4-16 who would like to participate, please contact Alexa McKerrow.

There is no cost to participate, and we would likely meet as a group one or two times a month to tend the plot, collaborate on planting, maybe journal on the experience, and other ideas as they evolve.

Members will be working at the garden on some Saturdays from 10-12. Feel free to stop by and meet us, sign up for your own garden plot, or lend a hand!

Gardening is an adventure filled with surprises and rewards!

Morehead Hill Community Garden (July 2010)

The Morehead Hill Community Garden Planning Committee consists of the following volunteers:

  • Alexa McKerrow
  • Jeff Ensminger
  • Libby Webb