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Springfield Community Gardens works with a network of volunteer community gardens and market farms to grow healthy food, build relationships, and generate social capital with each new garden.

We connect neighborhood leaders in Springfield, Missouri, with available land—acquired through public and private channels. We provide technical assistance for regenerative agriculture techniques, land and a living wage to beginning farmers through our apprenticeship and internship programs. SCG also offers guidance and financial support to create a city-wide infrastructure for the quickly growing garden movement.

Working together, hand in soiled hand, Springfield residents of all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds can establish a more connected and aware community that empowers one another toward a common goal.

Promotional video for Springfield Community Gardens in Springfield, Missouri for screening at the Wildcraft event on 1 June 2019.

Our Board

Chair of the Board

M. Aaron Little

Managing Director,
FORVIS, LLP

Treasurer

Christina Fugitt-Griffiths

Retired farm-to-table restaurateur

Secretary

Ashley Krug

Market Development & Sustainability Coordinator, Department of Environmental Services,
City of Springfield

Director

Jason Ray

Executive Director, Southwest Missouri Council of Governments

Director

Reggie Harris

Banking Applications Trainer, Jack Henry;
Founder, Harris Multifaceted

Director

Anita Kuhns

Grant Beach resident and Greene County Democrat Central Committee, Ward 27;
Member of Baha’i Spiritual Council

Director

Brenda Tunstill

Corporate Compliance Officer, Jordan Valley Community Health Center

Director

Kyle Harmon

Member Attorney, Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC

Director

Rev Fr. Theodore Niklasson

CEO, Holy Archangels Retreat Center

Director

Hannah Major

Paralegal, Law Office of Autumn Witt Boyd, PLLC;
Grant Writer, Freelance

Our Staff

Every day, we work together to support positive health outcomes, increase economic opportunities and food security in our area—using best practices in natural resource conservation methods and sustainable agriculture. (And we have fun doing it!) Get to know our team.

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Maile Auterson

Project Coordinator

Nate Remington

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Find out how you can support our mission through donating funds or volunteering your time.

Our Partners