About this Event
A community garden is a single plot of land gardened collectively by a group of people. Community gardens are growing in popularity and demand.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that community gardens offer physical and mental health benefits including opportunities to revitalize communities, decrease violence and improve social well-being through strengthening social connections, eat healthy fruits and vegetables and engage in physical activity and skill building.
The Grow Your Community Garden workshop is hosted in conjunction with Master Gardeners of Greene County with support from the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.
Instructors are Kelly McGowan, MU Horticulture Educator; Ken Bass, Master Gardener and Coordinator/Founding Member of the Schweitzer United Methodist Community Garden; and Carl Redmon, Master Gardener and Coordinator/Founding Member of the Greater Parkcrest Neighborhood Community Garden.