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Community Development and Housing

Community Garden Assistance Program

The city of High Point offers the following assistance to community garden and urban farms that are located within city limits, and are associated with a non-profit organization:

  • up to 10 cubic yards of materials per year from the Ingleside Compost Facility (soil, compost, leaf mulch or wood mulch), 
  • reimbursement once a year for cost of delivery of materials from Ingleside Compost Facility to a community garden, 
  • the abatement of associated cost such as water meters or irrigation valves; tap fees and other related infrastructure improvements may only be approved on city owned properties.
High Point City Garden Assistance 2022

To request assistance:

Applications for assistance under this policy and the Nonprofit verification documentation required by this policy shall be submitted to the Community Development and Housing Department (CD&H) in room 312 of City Hall. Applications may also be submitted online, through the City of High Point’s CD&H website.

 After the necessary documents are submitted, as described above, CD&H staff will: 

  1. Confirm the organization as a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) or other Nonprofit designation; 
  2. Confirm that the Nonprofit is engaged in a public purpose or service that provides a benefit to the residents of High Point; 
  3. Verify that the quantity of materials requested are within allowable amounts for the current calendar year; 
  4. Distribute copies of the application to the Community Gardens Advisory Committee for review and recommendation to the Director of Community Development and Housing; 
  5. Upon approval, execute necessary documents and record the transaction in a community garden registry 

After verification and approval of the request for material, the Nonprofit representative will be notified of material availability via e-mail.

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High Point Public Library

The High Point Public Library Teaching Garden's mission is to educate our community as to the health benefits of growing their own food, of eating better, losing weight, and living a healthier life.

· High Point Public Library Teaching Garden began in 2014
· Originally designed with 5 raised beds 2 of which were ADA compliant
· Each year up to the fall of 2017 new methods of gardening were added, including straw bales and wooden pallets
· Expansion of the Teaching Garden occurred in the 2018-2019 growing seasons with a relocation of the main site and 2 additional sites
    becoming part of the Teaching Garden
· In 2020 the Teaching Garden’s main site received extensive landscaping redesign
· A 3 tier garden bed was added along with butterfly bushes, blueberry bushes and new perennials along the sidewalk side of the garden
· For the first time attracting more pollinators became one of the objectives for the 2020 growing season
· New gardening techniques were demonstrated using a trellis system for cucumbers and for tomatoes
· Overall food distribution in 2020 rose by 58% compared to the total distributed in 2015 of 109 bags.

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High Point Farmers Market

The mission of the High Point Farmers Market is to promote a healthy lifestyle and a sense of community in a family-friendly gathering place.

The High Point Public Library Farmers Market opened in April, 2018. The Market features 18 stalls with access to power and water, with additional space for tents. The Market generally operates each Saturday morning from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm from mid-April through the end of October. The Market operates under the direction of the High Point Public Library, a department of the City of High Point.

 As such, the priorities of the Market are providing:
· Access to fresh, locally grown produce;
· Information by professionals about health, nutrition and physical wellbeing;
· A welcoming community gathering place;
· Support for local farmers, handcrafters and artisans;
· A venue for local community groups and non-profits to share information about their organizations.

The Market is a SNAP-certified operation. The Market has a Double the Bucks program for EBT users thanks to local benefactors and also accepts Guilford Community Cares Network vouchers.

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Keep High Point Beautiful

Our mission is to be a resource to the community of High Point by providing program and events that are focused on beautification, greening, planting, litter abatement and even hosting food drives to aid in the fight against hunger. 

Keep High Point Beautiful operates under the umbrella of the City of High Point’s Public Services Department. In addition to the direction provided by the city, KHPB has a board of 17 members, including 3 Youth Advisory Council members. Our mission is to be a resource to the community of High Point by providing program and events that are focused on beautification, greening, planting, litter abatement and even hosting food drives to aid in the fight against hunger. We are proud to be a working part of this community and we are proud to be a part of making High Point a wonderful place to live, work, grow and play!


Adopt-a-lot Program

Information about Adopt-a-lot program

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