Location

1100 W. Allen St,

Bloomington, IN

47403

Pantry Hours

Monday - Friday 

noon - 6 pm 

Contact

812-355-6843

To contact staff, 

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Community Gardens  

MHC stewards an on-site community garden, where community member come together to share knowledge and grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers - all in ways that are sustainable and frugal.  Over the years, MHC's gardens have grown more than 24,000 pounds of organic produce. 

 

From April through October, we host weekly, drop-in garden workdates. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join and learn gardening skills while growing produce for our food pantry. No need to bring anything but a good attitude - we supply the garden, the tools, the plants, and a plan. During the growing season we also offer workshops on everything from Composting 101 to Wild Edibles, and share gardening supplies such as soil, seeds, seedlings, and mulch. 

 

During the off-season, November through March, we shift our focus to growing microgreens indoors, planning for the next season, and continuing to offer limited garden workshops and demos. 

Food Pantry Community Garden

 

Location: 1100 W. Allen St. 

Weekly Workdates: Wednesdays, 4-6 pm & Fridays 11 am - 1 PM

Youth Gardening: Wednesdays, 4:15-5 pm  

 

Located alongside the MHC Food Pantry, our onsite garden grows a wide range of vegetables, flowers, fruit trees, perennials, and more. The Pantry Garden showcases many gardening techniques, including raised beds, container gardening, in-ground beds, perennial gardening, composting and more. When folks visit, we hope they find a gardening method that they may be able to try out at home, or enjoy harvesting some fresh produce to supplement their shopping. 

 

Community Garden Sponsors 

 

MHC’s Garden Program would not exist without many generous donors. 

2018 Garden Program In-Kind donors include:

 

Bread and Roses                                     Terroir Seeds

Hart Farm                                              Renee's Garden

Heartland Farm                                       Fedco Seeds

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company         Johnny's Selected Seeds

High Mowing Organic Seeds                     Southern Exposure Seeds

Park Seed Wholesale                               Burpee Seeds

Bountiful Gardens                                   Peacefull Valley Farm Supply 

Goldleaf Hydroponics