DescriptionThe Ancestral Roots Community Garden is in Chattanooga’s Menlo Park Neighborhood. The garden plantings and design are inspired by traditional Southern African American yards and home gardens. Greens, beans, okra, muscadine, herbs, corn, watermelons and squash are all growing in the garden. Also included are a row of fruit trees and flowering plants.
The garden is a partnership of a local organization, RISE, and the neighborhood association. The garden was built by Whole Earth Gardens and is tender by community members and visiting groups of school children. The Ancestral Roots Garden is located at the corner of Gillespie Street and Shallowford Road in Chattanooga, Tennessee.