Community and School Gardening
Community and school gardens are great opportunities for a neighborhood to increase access to fresh produce, facilitate hands-on learning, and build relationships. Gardens in our community have helped reduce crime, increase exercise, and improve the health of gardeners. There are great reasons to have a garden in your neighborhood or at your local school!
Looking for a Garden
If you are looking for a place to garden or volunteer with a garden, we maintain a list of gardens around the community. Please contact Rebecca McMahon at (316) 660-0142 for more information or to add or update garden information.
Starting a Garden
Starting a community or school garden can be challenging and rewarding. We can provide assistance with site assessment, planning, and facilitated community meetings. For school gardens, we can help with garden plans to fit your school year needs. We also have a mentor program for new gardens. Please contact Rebecca McMahon at (316) 660-0142 for assistance.
Resources for Your Garden
If your garden is already up and running, we can provide further assistance through our mentor program. You can also request a hands-on or lecture-style presentation on a variety of gardening topics for your gardeners to be done at your garden. Our Foods & Nutrition department can provide classes on cooking, food preservation, and nutrition.
We also maintain an email list of existing garden leaders and organizers to share information about scheduled programs, grant opportunities, and other resources. Please contact Rebecca McMahon at (316) 660-0142 to sign up or for more information on resources we offer.