Care to grow with us? Volunteer.
Our volunteers are the roots that nurture the Springfield Community Gardens' growth. Whether you're part of the neighborhood or simply know a smart move when you see it, volunteering helps create a local, ongoing food source for Springfield families. The project is built to benefit people who invest their own time and effort, and working the gardens puts food on the table—be it your own or, if you've just dropped by to help, your neighbor's.
Garden volunteering is about more than growing food for the community. It's about growing the community itself. By design, community members who help out develop crucial skills. Volunteers learn about healthy eating, quick and easy cooking, and even how to plant budget-saving veggies in their own yards.
Schedule your volunteer date, and we'll grow together.
Want to help sow the seeds? Donate.
Springfield Community Gardens are located in neighborhoods full of dedicated people who keep the healthy food growing. The Gardens build a sense of community pride as neighbors and families come together with kids, parents, and even grandparents working side-by-side. But that work ethic can't pay for the equipment, seeds, soil, and other items it takes to run a successful garden. Thankfully, people like you know that donations help motivated people help themselves.
Donating money when you can or stopping by the Hovey House with gardening equipment lets the Springfield Community Gardens help local families grow their own food and improve neighborhoods that have seen hard times lately. And whether your donation is big as a beanstalk or small as a sprout, it makes a huge difference for us.
Choose your donation, and help Springfield grow stronger.
The Yardstick: A Community Garden Blog
November 27, 2013 • Posted by Richard Napieralski
Grant Beach Community Garden End of the Season Report, 2013
Overview 2013, year 3 of the Garden, was an excellent formative year. We attained some long term goals in planting perennial food producing plants, established a very good set of outreach programs, held four Garden-centered events to build community and food production, provided volunteer opportunities for area students, helped establish… Continue Reading »
July 2, 2013 • Posted by Richard Napieralski
The first Midsummer Faire exceeded expectations. The event attracted over 120 people through the day. Forty five children got to ride the horses. It was a great launch for the Grow to Ride program, which garnered a news story on KY3 that ran two days! We’re still getting new visitors from all over town from that publicity.
The Garden was graced by music and performing arts. Two musicians played an… Continue Reading »
June 17, 2013 • Posted by Richard Napieralski
Have you noticed how time-tested gardening practices have been making a comeback? One popular trend among even novice gardeners is the use of rain barrels. Collected for non-potable use, rainwater is a free resource that has been vastly underutilized. .
Like fresh vegetables from the garden, rainwater is unprocessed. According to the American Rainwater Catchment Association, rainwater is preferable… Continue Reading »