Welcome to the KMC Community Garden!
Located just steps from scenic Knitting Mill Creek in the historic Colonial Place neighborhood of Norfolk, Virginia, the KMC Community Garden was officially dedicated in May of 2000. Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim and State Senator Yvonne Miller joined Becky Kiser, the garden's founder, to plant two fruit trees at the entrance of the property, a 200' x 60' space donated by the City of Norfolk.
Senator Yvonne Miller, KMC Community Garden founder Becky Kiser, Mayor Paul Fraim
With its mix of sun and shade and loamy soil that tested well, the old creek bed was soon teeming with neighbors tending vegetables, fruit, and flowers in personal and collective garden plots without use of pesticides or herbicides. In October, 2000, the KMC Community Garden was honored with a Beautification and Environmental Work Award from the Norfolk Environmental Commission.
Together, the Knitting Mill Creek Community Gardeners' purpose is to beautify the neighborhood, foster awareness of the environment, share the joys of communing with nature, strengthen the community, promote friendships, and celebrate our connections to each other and the earth.
In 2009, KMC Community Garden founder Becky Kiser relocated to another state. Greg and Sue VanHecke and Jim Holden stepped in as co-chairs and plan to continue and expand upon Kiser's vision by adding educational and charitable functions to Knitting Mill Creek Community Garden.
Stop by and watch us grow!