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ZEN's Garden For The Community


Our  Story

ZEN's Garden For The Community sits on 1.8 acres and the land was cleared in January 2022.  Since then, Charlotte Mecklenburg County Public Health Program built 30 garden beds for ZEN to Grow with a Purpose and for our community members to have a safe and welcoming space to grow their own food. The garden opened in April 2023 and we will lessen food insecurities in our community by donating ZEN's harvest to families needing assistance. 


We are excited to announce that our outdoor classroom is under construction and we will be building an outdoor kitchen to host cooking classes.  ZEN's Garden for the Community is a place for the community to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, tackle food insecurities, and connect with friendly neighbors.  

We will host a fall festival at the garden and various events throughout the year.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay informed and visit our DONATE page to help us Grow with Purpose!


Thanks to Mecklenburg County Public Health's Edible Landscape program, we were awarded our first garden beds and soil for our community garden.  We appreciate the support and would like to thank them along with the following community partners for assisting with this project:


*NC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners

*Harvesting Humanity

*Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

*Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

*Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

*The Males Place

*Urban Institute for Strengthening Families

*Men Of Destiny



Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

ZEN's Garden For The Community is officially OPEN!!!! 

We would like to thank everyone who showed up for our ribbon cutting ceremony on May 6th 2023.  It was truly heartwarming to see so many people show up to celebrate the opening of our edible educational landscape.  ZEN's Garden For The Community will be a place where our community can come together to learn the importance of living a healthier lifestyle, all while being able to feed those in need.  Stay Tuned and continue to watch us GROW WITH PURPOSE!!!


Founder and President:  April Booker

Vice President:  Dr. Ashley Parker

District 4 City Council Representative:

Renee Johnson


ZEN's Director Of Construction

Corey Alexander


Woods Friendly Community Garden

Dylan and Lady Woods


Director Of Center for Renewable Energy & Sustainability Mark Dugo 


Brent Jones of Stonebridge Church Community


Executive Director and Board President


Fall Festival

On November 5th, 2023, we held our first Fall Festival but with a spin. Come 2024, we will be focusing on educating our community on the benefits of gardening plus a variety of health and wellness classes.  Stay Tuned For More!!!

Food 101

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3811 Prosperity Church Rd

Charlotte, NC 28269

(704) 966-9562

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