In April of 2019 our roots, so to speak, were established on the western slope on the grounds at Peace Lutheran Church in Washington, MO. Since inception, many community hands of participation have allowed the garden to grow! The efforts of a volunteer steering committee in tandem with generous donations of material and labor from Washington community businesses and organizations enabled a preexisting garden/hardscape to be rehabilitated. After the ground was prepared, the land was divided and staked to create twelve (12) individual plots.
After a successful first season (2019), the garden will reopen every spring, as long as there remains community interest! Twelve (12) lots are available on a first inquiry/pay, first receive basis. Lots are leased for the growing season at $25.00 per lot. The $25.00 growing season fee is used to underwrite the cost of ongoing maintenance, day-to-day operations, and resources (water, hoses, etc.)
To enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture. Washington Missouri Community Garden (WMCG) envisions people experiencing a direct and deep connection with plants, the land, and with each other. Through its reciprocal partnerships, WMCG will strive to reach gardeners and would-be gardeners of all ages to work alongside the organization and build community through urban agriculture.
WMCG’s Vision is to see people of all backgrounds come together to experience a deep connection with fresh garden food, the land and each other through shard knowledge, skills, and the abilities with respect to the art and science of gardening. When people experience a direct and deep connection with fresh garden food, the land, and each other, positive change occurs. WMCG wants to create and maintain a beautiful garden, where people youth through adult, can learn about the importance of environmental stewardship; where people can come together to reap knowledge about gardening and the products from their intentions. In the midst of all effort, WMCG wants to provide good food to food, challenged individuals via local food pantry access point(s).
Anyone interested in leasing a garden lot for the growing season, please contact WMCG at Peace Lutheran. Peace Lutheran will relay your information to the WMCG Steering Committee.
•Peace Lutheran Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
•Peace Lutheran Phone Number: (636) 239-1878
•For specific questions regarding the garden, please contact: Rebecca Obermark, Franklin County Master Gardener & WMCG Chairperson: email@example.com