Dilworth Community garden
1300 Ordemore ave.
Our garden is comprised of 36 individual plots, each leased, maintained, and made unique by its own Dilworth gardener. Everyone pitches in on garden workdays to maintain the public spaces, and surplus veggies are donated every week to The Dilworth Soup Kitchen. When you visit the Dilworth Community Garden you will notice each plot has its own personality, design and art, reflecting the many gardeners.
Alongside neighborhood volunteers, the local businesses help out too. Lowe’s donated the fence materials, Dilworth Drug the picnic tables, Andrew Roby built the new bulletin board, and Water Works Irrigation provided access to water and installed the hose bibs. The garden truly is a neighborhood labor of love and one that shows the impact of neighbors working together and creating spaces for all to enjoy.
2018 Dilworth community garden rules
for more information contact Julie Nofsinger
Response to Recent Media Coverage
Dilworth is a historic district and the neighborhood has been concerned about saving the Leeper & Wyatt building since the property owner filed for demolition on December 8, 2021. Subsequently the DCA has collaborated with 3 different developers in an effort to save the historic building. Since we began working with the petitioner the DCA has consistently maintained that we want to save the building and abide by the ordinance. The DCA and the Dilworth neighbors support saving the Leeper & Wyatt building.
The petition presented at the Council Hearing on Monday, September 18 did not include the technical revisions required by Planning Staff per the UDO. The language regarding the 10 leased off-site parking places was unenforceable. The DCA's request on Monday night was simply to include lease language that is enforceable. The DCA has not opposed any other exception requested by the petitioner and is asking the petitioner to continue to cooperate with us and the Planning Staff in order to save the Leeper & Wyatt building.