This North Carolina Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) project uses community gardening to: empower communities to produce food for families, deliver hands-on nutrition education, create opportunities for youth to develop agri-related business skills, build leadership among community members, and provide engaging activities for family members of all ages to work together for a common purpose.

Briggs Avenue Community Garden

Durham County, North Carolina

Rent a Garden Plot

To rent a garden plot (4'x8' raised beds) at the Briggs Avenue Community Garden, please print, complete and mail/bring this Garden Plot Application form to the Durham County Cooperative Extension Office. 

Join us on the Briggs Avenue Community Garden Facebook page!

Growing food and community at Briggs Avenue Community Garden.
Click here to see a summary of accomplishments since 2010. 

 Videos from the Garden

Volunteers Welcome at Workdays
Please email a member of the garden leadership team prior to coming to a workday so that we know you plan to come! Thanks in advance for your invaluable time!

Educational Classes

Classes on a variety of topics related to community gardens and gardening are offered by the Durham County Cooperative Extension Office and Durham Master Gardeners.
Click here to see a list of upcoming classes.

Briggs Avenue Community Garden is a proud recipient of
Green Relief's compost and a participant in the...

Community Asset Map

View Briggs Community Garden in a larger map

Garden Leadership

Santos Flores
Community Garden Coordinator for Briggs Avenue Community Garden

Michelle Wallace
Consumer Horticulture Extension Agent in Durham, NC and a driving force behind the Briggs Avenue Community Garden and Demonstration Gardens

Briggs Avenue Garden Advisory Board
The committee members meet for 2 hours each month and provide wisdom and guidance to the larger Briggs Avenue Garden Project
  • Kat Causey - Durham Master Gardener Volunteer
  • Santos Flores - Briggs Community Garden Coordinator
  • John Goebel - Garden Plot Owner & DOST Rep
  • Laura Jones-Hodge - Garden Plot Owner
  • Elsa Liner - Durham Master Gardener Volunteer
  • Sally Parlier - Durham Technical Community College Rep
  • Lisa Valdivia - CYFAR Project Grant Coordinator, NC A&T Cooperative Extension Associate
  • Rosetta Radke - Durham Parks and Recreation Rep
  • Michelle Wallace - Horticulture Agent and Briggs Garden Project Leader
  • Former Members: Amy Etheridge


Durham County Master Gardeners radio show!
Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners
listen Tuesdays, 2pm on WCOM 103.5 FM

A beautiful blog from a Briggs gardener

Durham Master Gardener Blog
(research-based gardening info for Durham, NC)

Durham County Educational Classes
(topics include growing food, rain gardens, seed starting, eating healthy, and much more!)

Durham County Cooperative Extension Office