The Camden Street Learning garden is more than a green space in the middle of a city.

It's where kids, families, and individuals can be in nature, connect with one another, and grow fruits and vegetables that nourish their lives. 

The garden is situated on one acre of land in downtown Raleigh and features thirty-two community beds, a 420 sq. ft. market garden, a food forest, a 6,000 gallon rainwater catchment system, two beehives, a green house, a vermi-compost bin, a composting facility and a kitchen classroom. It is a space that provides community members with the opportunity to cultivate new relationships as they find out where their food comes from, how to grow it, and how to turn it into healthy and affordable meals.

Garden Location

315 Camden Street
Raleigh, NC, 27601


Growing Community

Camden Street Learning Garden offers thirty-two growing beds for community members to "adopt" for free to grow food for their families. Food Shuttle staff offer regular cooking and gardening workshops to provide participants and community members with more opportunities to gain self-sufficiency skills. The success of these individual gardens is not just measured in a bountiful harvest, but most importantly, in the growth of new relationships in our community.


Growing School Gardens

Find out more about how Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Sprout Scouts is making a difference in the lives of kids at Hunter Elementary. Originally produced by WRAL for 2017 #BackPackBuddies Mediathon.

School Gardens & Teacher Training

The Food Shuttle's Urban Agriculture staff also offers teacher training out of the Camden Street Learning Garden. These trainings focus on providing teaching with techniques to more easily utilize their school's garden during the school day in subject areas such as: Math, Science, Social Studies and Reading. Our staff is also available to assist schools with either starting a new school garden program or strengthening an existing one. We have provided assistance to Ligon Middle School, Hunter Elementary, Longview High School and Fuller Elementary.

Service learning & field trips

The Camden Street Learning Garden is also available for service learning partnerships and field trips for schools and universities that would like to do research about public health and urban food production. Please contact to discuss these opportunities. 

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