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