The Neighborhood Garden Coalition is a undiscovered gem of volunteerism in Oakland County. Founded in 2010, the NGC establishes vegetable gardens with two major objectives, to provide community interaction and gardening experience for people of all mental and physical abilities and to provide food for people in need.
The main focus of the NCG for the last four years centers on "Everyone’s Garden " in Berkley, Michigan, adjacent to The Song and Spirit Institute for Peace. Each week on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, between six and twenty-five volunteers work on tilling, composting, planting, weeding, nurturing and harvesting.
Everyone’s Garden has established strong community partners helping make this a vibrant and sustainable program. On any given day, the garden is a bustling and productive endeavor. Overwhelming tasks become easy when many hands work together.