The primary goal of the Historic South Norfolk Community Garden, 1014 Jefferson St., Chesapeake, VA 23324 USA, is to bring neighbors together and, together, complete the growing season with a bountiful harvest of vegetables and fruits.

The garden provides fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables for families who invest their time and energy in the Community Garden, and it facilitates neighborhood sharing and regular donations to the food pantries and soup kitchens in our area.

During the growing season (summer through late fall), members host gatherings in the garden for meetings, educational demonstrations, documentaries, potluck suppers and whatever else might come up. The group gathers on second and fourth Saturdays for volunteer work days (in good weather) and quarterly for work meetings.

Newcomers, volunteers and garden lovers are invited to pitch in and accept ownership in Historic South Norfolk’s Community Garden. The Community Garden is intended to be a source of comfort and solace, a safe place to get in touch with nature and neighbors, and a source of beauty for everyone.


Gardening is cheaper than therapy… and you get tomatoes.

~Author Unknown

Community gardening: It grows on you