The Geer street learning garden builds resilient community connections and engages people of all ages in the powerful act of growing local food.

Located between one of the poorest census tracts and one of the most prosperous business districts in Durham, the Geer Street learning Garden is a flourishing urban green space.

The garden has twelve raised vegetable beds, an outdoor classroom space, fruit trees, a cob pizza oven, a small greenhouse, two beehives, vermicompost system, perennial rain gardens, mushroom logs, pollinator habitats and areas for community gatherings...all on only a quarter-acre lot!  Conveniently located in Durham’s urban food corridor, the garden neighbors Reinvestment Partners, Farmer Foodshare, and an urban demonstration apiary managed by Bee Downtown. The heart of the Geer Street Garden are the countless community partnerships we have built in Durham. Read where food from the garden gets distributed.

Find us

110 E. Geer Street
Durham, NC 27701


Harvest Distribution Partnerships

Sunrise Recovery Resource Center

The produce grown at the Geer Street Learning Garden is delivered directly across the street to the Sunrise Recovery Resource Center community pantry. This community resource allows the garden to serve local produce to our neighbors who need it most and who are actively enrolled in assistance programs at Sunrise. 

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Volunteers from Burt's Bees inspect the garden's beehives.

Volunteers from Burt's Bees inspect the garden's beehives.

The Geer Street Garden is designed as a demonstration "learning garden" for visitors of all ages. The garden engages corporate groups, civic organizations, school field trips, and family volunteers year round.  These visitors all help to maintain the garden while working alongside staff members and neighbors.  

We also offer free gardening classes and workshops to neighbors and community partners. Our Seed to Supper class equips new and beginning gardeners with everything they need to know to start a vegetable garden on a budget, while workshops held throughout the season cover a wide range of gardening and food related topics. All the food grown in the garden is cultivated without the use of synthetic pesticides or harmful chemicals. Instead, our staff utilize practices such as cover-cropping, companion-planting and vermicomposting to produce the healthiest food possible for our pantry clients. 

UPCOMING workshop & classes

Community Partners