Located conveniently near downtown Garner, the Garner Grows Community Garden is a communal space that provides access to land, education and resources to learn and grow food in an environmentally sustainable manner. We created local food system where we are able to produce nutritious food with affordable annual dues. The garden is based on a Share the Harvest work program. This allows members (novice or expert) to grow produce and flowers, as well as their gardening skills. The garden also promotes a positive and sustainable environment for residents or neighbors to work together. The garden may also function as a living laboratory for the students of Garner area schools and a model of sustainable practices at the community level.