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About Us

Welcome to Neighborhood Collaborative Community Gardens (NCCG), where our passion for nurturing communities through urban greening and agriculture comes to life. NCCG is dedicated to making a positive impact in Camden City, empowering residents of all ages to cultivate healthier, more sustainable, and vibrant neighborhoods.

Our Mission? Cultivating Growth, Nourishing Communities: 

At NCCG, we believe that the key to building thriving communities lies in the power of collaborative gardening and sustainable practices. Our mission is simple yet profound: to create lasting change in Camden City by promoting access to fresh, locally grown food, nurturing the potential of our youth, and fostering a deep connection between residents and the environment.


     What does NCCG focus on?: From our Gardens to your Hearts


🎍🌻🎍Community Empowerment: We're on a "root" to success! We empower residents to take "blossom" ownership of their neighborhoods by actively participating in the creation and maintenance of community gardens. 🎍🌻🎍

🍃📖🍃Education and Learning: We believe in the transformative power of knowledge – it's the "soil" foundation of our growth! Through our educational programs, we equip community members with valuable gardening skills and promote environmental stewardship, helping them "bloom" into green-thumbed experts. 🍃📖🍃

🌱🍃🌱Sustainability: At NCCG, we're all about that green life! Sustainability is "plant-tastic," and it's at the "root" of everything we do. From composting to waste reduction, we're committed to "leafing" a legacy of preserving our environment for future generations. 🌱🍃🌱

💐💐Inclusivity: We welcome everyone with open arms – no "thorny" attitudes here! Whether you're a "bud-ding" student, a "stem-pendous" community volunteer, or simply someone looking to "branch" out and connect with your neighbors, you have a "budding" place at NCCG!💐💐

     Our Initiatives: Cultivating Change from the Ground Up

💪🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏾🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏿Youth Empowerment and Education: Our Garden Internship program and educational initiatives in Camden City Schools are like planting the seeds of knowledge and empowerment. 🌱📚 We're cultivating the next generation of green enthusiasts, helping young community members "grow" their sustainable living skills, fostering environmental stewardship, and nurturing those "budding" entrepreneurship talents. Together, we're sowing the seeds of a brighter future! 💪🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏾🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏿

🪱♻️Environmental Sustainability: At NCCG, we're all about getting our hands dirty (in a good way!) 🌿♻️ Our composting and vermicomposting initiatives are more than just a "waste" of time – they're the secret ingredients that reduce waste going to landfills and enrich garden soil. 🪴💚 We're "leafing" no stone unturned to make a "roots" difference in waste management and environmental conservation.🪱♻️

👩‍🎨🏡Transformation of Blighted Lots: We're not afraid to get our hands in the soil and turn things around! 🌻🏡 Our mission is to transform blighted urban spaces into vibrant community gardens, breathing new life into neighborhoods and providing "budding" green spaces for residents to gather, share stories, and "grow" in sustainable practices. Together, we're blooming where we're planted!👩‍🎨🏡

🌼🤝Community Engagement: At NCCG, we dig deep to nurture a strong sense of community. 🌱🏡 Our collaborative projects with sister agencies and local residents are the "seeds" of change that ensure community input is not just heard but deeply rooted in our work. We believe in planting the seeds of community-driven solutions and cultivating inclusivity in all our endeavors because, together, we can make the garden of our community flourish! 🌼🤝

                                          Join Us in Cultivating Change

🌱 Whether you've got a green thumb, are a curious seedling, a concerned citizen ready to "root" for change,  just someone looking to bloom in a positive environment, or simply someone looking to plant the seeds of positivity, you've found your perfect spot at NCCG. Join us in "tilling" the soil for change from the ground up and together, let's cultivate a greener, more vibrant Camden City.🌱🌷

"We are better, together." -NCCG

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