G3 Community Garden

G3 Community Garden

The G3 Community Gardens in Hagatna, Dededo and Talo’fo’fo are places where residents can learn, volunteer, and gain inspiration for sustainable living.

The gardens are a project of the island-wide Guam Green Growth (G3) initiative, a public-private partnership facilitated by the Center for Island Sustainability at the University of Guam and supported by the Office of the Governor that creates solutions to sustainability challenges and fosters the island’s alignment with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). 

The community gardens  addresse SDG #2: Zero Hunger, SDG #3: Good Health and Wellbeing, and SDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. 

“A lot of the conversations during the pandemic revolved around food security and the vulnerability in having to import over 90 percent of all the foods and goods we consume,” said Austin Shelton, co-chair of the Guam Green Growth Steering Committee and director of the UOG Center for Island Sustainability. “This is not just going to be a place to grow food, but it also will be a beacon of hope and a demonstration to all the other villages that they can do something similar.” 

The G3 Community gardens were designed by nonprofit group Guåhan Sustainable Culture (GSC), and the raised garden beds were built by the G3 Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps GSC members, and Pacific Federal Management Inc.  

GSC will manage and continue to develop the garden with its AmeriCorps GSC team and will host garden volunteer days, where community organizations and groups will be invited to volunteer, and educational opportunities focused on food security and healthier lifestyles.

Some of the plants featured in the gardens are planted peppers, eggplant, basil, and passionfruit seedlings.

A portion of what is harvested will be given to the homeless and impoverished individuals and families.  


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