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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

Springfield Community Gardens is expanding!

March 23, 2014 • Posted by Richard Napieralski

Press Release Springfield Community Gardens 800 W Hovey St, Springfield, MO 65802 417 942 2456 www.springfieldcommunitygardens.com

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, Fai… Continue Reading »

3rd Annual Seed Swap March 8, 2014

March 5, 2014 • Posted by Richard Napieralski

Press Release Grant Beach Community Garden Third Annual Seed Swap

The Grant Beach Community Garden is pleased to announce the Third Annual Seed Swap, 12 pm to 3 pm, March 8, 2014, at the Hovey House, 800 W Hovey St in Springfield, MO. Gardeners are invited to “take, leave, swap, or whatever” seeds and plant starts at this event. We will have 10,000 onion sets available and 150 lbs of potato stock… Continue Reading »

"God's Garden" off to a good start

February 27, 2014 • Posted by Richard Napieralski

Awesome sauce! The guys from the OBEC artist collective are approved by the Kitchen's volunteer coordinator Michelle Vanater to operate "God's Garden!" They're already making progress. Planted in the greenhouse so far: 402 Wakefield Cabbage, 108 red cabbage, 120 collard, 27 lg pots spinach, coreopsis flowers 50, 32 chard, 24 brocolli, 21 parsley, hundreds of various lettuces, and 100 onions. T… Continue Reading »