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Meador Community Garden (at Ray Kelly Park)


COVID-19 - DUE TO COVID-19, OUR GARDEN WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 24TH, OR UNTIL ALL ORDINANCES REGARDING STAY AT HOME ARE IN EXPIRED.  VOLUNTEER DATES WILL BE POSTED UPON EXPIRATION OF THE ORDINANCES, AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE GARDEN AGAIN AT THAT TIME!  MEANWHILE, TAKE CARE, AND STAY SAFE AND WELL AT HOME!
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FIRST DAY OF GARDEN MEETS OF THE 2020 GROWING SEASON WILL BE TUESDAY, March 3rd, 4:30 p.m. then every Tuesday until late fall.

WANTED:  GARDEN LEADER ASSISTANT.  Must be able to meet at 95% of garden meeting times during the growing season. 

Welcome to our garden! 
Would you like to harvest and eat local, organically grown vegetables that you have helped to grow?  Come and join us while learning how to grow organically, creating relationships within the community, and providing food for those who need it.

Please only harvest produce when volunteering with us on Tuesdays at 4:30 during the growing season.  We must weigh all of our produce for record-keeping.  We donate to local food banks and food distribution projects, and we share the harvest with our volunteers. 

Look on this page for opening days, garden work days and events, and closing days, and join for garden updates and information.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
No smoking at the garden.
Please keep dogs away from the garden area, and on a leash.
Only harvest during scheduled meeting times.
Bring a water bottle, and wear sunscreen and a hat.

Sessions may be cancelled without prior notification when there is severe weather, heavy rains, natural disasters, or other unforeseen circumstances.

About

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Springfield Community Gardens (SCG) is on a mission to create gardens that strengthen neighborhoods where people grow healthy relationships, food, and community.

Our community garden mission is to learn from and teach each other about gardening as a community group, and be able to eat and share what we grow.  Random harvesting by anyone who is not a garden volunteer is not allowed.  However, anyone is welcome to come and join us on Tuesdays at 4:30, or other scheduled times as listed here to help manage the garden, and they will be able to share in the harvest.  We also give to local food pantries and organizations with extra produce throughout the season when available.  So come and grow with your community garden!

Meador Community Garden emphasizes organic gardening using heirloom seeds and plantings.  We utilize gardening methods such as sheet mulching/composting/gardening, winterizing, raised beds, vertical, wide row, three sisters, square foot, crop rotation, and companion planting methods.

Community members and any other interested persons are always welcome to come by on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. to meet with us.  We would love to hear your ideas, and we will share our gardening tips with you!

Happy Gardening!
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PLEASE CHECK BEFORE CUTTING DOWN ANY GARDEN PLANTS!! We always welcome volunteers to meet with us at our meeting times, and garden chores can be provided on your own time if we plan ahead. Recently, someone cut down all of our 2nd year asparagus spears and fern growth. The second year of asparagus is to be harvested lightly, if at all, and the fern growth is to be left alone until the fall when it turns brown. Other plants have been pulled, also, which were to be left to grow. Please help us by letting anyone you see in the garden know that we would like them to come to our scheduled meetings to learn what needs to be pulled, and what needs to stay, so they can be involved with the planning, and not unintentionally pull out plants that should be left to grow.