Federal grant will help make fresh, local food accessible

Springfield Community Gardens (SCG) is pleased to announce that after a highly competitive national selection process, it has been awarded $375,000 in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program.

Co-Founder Wins Award

Co-Founder of Springfield Community Gardens, Maile Auterson wins the 6th of 12 awards in celebration of JRBP's 20th Anniversary.


Springfield Community Gardens assists in creating neighborhoods where people grow and eat healthy food.

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Springfield Community Gardens is dedicated to growing neighborhoods and helping hard-working families save grocery money while adopting healthy eating habits.

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Springfield Community Gardens is equipping local kids to tend the nearest garden, the neighborhood, their bodies, their minds, and their own budgets.

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The Grow to Ride program lets kids from local neighborhoods discover the joy of horseback riding and the magic of reading.

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Global Harvest Organics rocks!

Thank you so much for the donation of five tons of organic fertilizer. It has been a great boost for the Tom Watkins Community Farm.

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Good Food Org

Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation just released the 3rd annual Good Food Org Guide, which features 1,000 nonprofit organizations creating a better food system across the United States. We’re so excited to be featured on the guide which you can download below #FoodTank

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One great way to explore your interest in starting a community garden is to get involved in an existing one! We'd love to have you.

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SCG is helping neighborhoods grow all over town! Interested in joining a truly grass-roots movement? Locate a garden near you.

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Make a monetary investment to your community and to future generations. All donations go directly to funding garden supplies and tools.

How We're Helping Grow Communities

We'd like to thank our Corporate Sponsor BKD CPAs & Advisors for supporting Springfield Community Gardens.

We'd like to thank our Corporate Sponsor Bank of America for supporting Springfield Community Gardens.


Our mission is to create gardens that strengthen neighborhoods where people grow healthy relationships, food and community.

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Our vision is a community where everyone has access to healthy, local food.

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Personal Growth

Sure, we're proud of the fruits and veggies we produce, but you wanna know what else blooms with SCG? You! Our programs help people grow strong.

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