Q & A with Farmer Derek

Published on 2016-02-09 in Garden Community

Get to know our own community farmer, Derek Smith, who has been training under Farmer Dan Bigbee, of Fassnight Creek Farms. They have been preparing the space in the Tom Watkins neighborhood since last fall, getting ready for a busy 2016 growing season.

A History of the Grant Beach Produce Distribution at the Hovey House

Published on 2016-01-25 in Garden Community

The weekly Produce Distribution (PD) in our neighborhood is a year and a half old now, though in some ways it seems only a short time ago that we embarked on this journey. The author of this article, Jerry Saylor, is a long time resident of the Grant Beach neighborhood and a Navy Veteran. Thank you for serving your country and your neighborhood, Jerry!

Drury University Partners with Springfield Community Gardens

Published on 2015-10-26 in Garden News

We are excited to announce Drury University kicked off their partnership with Springfield Community Gardens on Saturday. In addition to volunteer support, they are providing shared use of their greenhouse that was built in 2003.

Pictures from Groundbreaking at Tom Watkins Community Farm

Published on 2015-10-26 in Garden News

Many organizational partners joined us on Saturday for the official groundbreaking ceremony for Tom Watkins Community Farm, funded by a grant from Mid-America Transplant Services.

Springfield Community Gardens Breaks Ground at Tom Watkins Community Farm

Published on 2015-10-23 in Garden News

Springfield Community Gardens is celebrating the ground-breaking of Tom Watkins Community Farm–the first organic, educational community farm in Springfield. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, we will host a ground-breaking ceremony at 1909 N Park at 9am, October 24th in celebration of National Food Day.

2014 Year End Report Springfield Community Gardens

Published on 2015-02-11 in GeneralGarden News

CFO Metro grant impact The Community Foundations of the Ozarks Metropolitan Innovation grant award of $12,000 enabled SCG to improve or found 4 gardens in 2014, Grant Beach Community Garden, Fairbanks Neighborhood Garden, The Kitchen’s God’s Garden, and Weller Neighborhood Garden.

2014 Taproots Growing

Published on 2014-08-24 in GeneralGarden News

This year (2014) is a major growing year for Springfield community Gardens(SCG).

Springfield Community Gardens is expanding!

Published on 2014-03-23 in GeneralGarden News

Grant Beach Community Garden (GBCG) is expanding! We have two expansions to announce. The GBCG will have one more city lot to the west to define the outer bounds of the main garden and add a mulch walkway to Hovey St. The second expansion is an auxiliary project, Fairbanks Neighborhood Garden.

3rd Annual Seed Swap March 8, 2014

Published on 2014-03-05 in GeneralGarden News

Press Release Grant Beach Community Garden Third Annual Seed Swap

"God's Garden" off to a good start

Published on 2014-02-27 in GeneralGarden News

Awesome sauce! The guys from the OBEC artist collective are approved by the Kitchen's volunteer coordinator Michelle Vanater to operate "God's Garden!"

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