ROANOKE, Va. -

Goodwill is using its green thumb to grow the community around it.

On Wednesday, the company dedicated a community garden at its location near Shaffer's Crossing in Northwest Roanoke. It allows folks to use land for their own produce, and makes them work together to keep the fruits and veggies growing.

Officials say the response has been amazing, and showcases Goodwill's core values.

"Goodwill's mission is helping people and families in our community achieve a better life through work and independence,” said Goodwill Vice President of Marketing Kelly Coleman. “So what better way than to come together and work, grow your own food which allows you to save on what you're putting on the dinner table."

The Roanoke Community Garden Association is partnering with Goodwill to make the new garden possible.