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

Please visit the Briggs Avenue Community Garden at their:
Facebook page

See Accomplishments since 2010

 Videos from the Garden

Community Asset Map

View Briggs Community Garden in a larger map

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
  • Maggie Dolbow -  Durham Master Gardener Volunteer
  • John Goebel - Garden Plot Owner & DOST Rep
  • 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, Santos Flores, Laura Jones-Hodge


Upcoming 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.

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 Cooperative Extension Office