Community Garden Program

Interested in starting a community garden in your neighborhood to bring fresh produce

and well-being into your community?


You may be eligible to lease a vacant lot from the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank’s Community Garden Program.

To qualify for The Community Garden Program, applicants must be current on all property taxes, with no record of overdue taxes or housing/zoning violations. Prior to construction, applicants must obtain approval and permits from the city and all plans for the lot must comply with the city’s building codes and zoning regulations.  In addition, we encourage outreach to local neighborhoods to ensure that your Community Garden plans are acceptable to and supported by the neighboring residents.

All community garden lot properties are leased in “as is” condition,

and all improvements are the responsibility of the lessee.


The Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank is not responsible for providing any warranty for the property. All costs to renovate and maintain the property are to be paid by the applicant after purchase.  All community garden sites must have a frost-free spigot installed and applicants must pay for garden’s water usage. Additionally, all planting in gardens must be done in raised beds.  The lessee must provide proof of insurance with the WNCLB listed as insured.