Springfield Community Gardens

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Community gardens are an environmentally-friendly, health-conscious, and self-sustaining step toward eradicating poverty and hunger in our community.


Did you know?

  • 49,500 people in Greene County live below the poverty line
  • 22.7% of children are food insecure
  • 67% of households in Southwest Missouri had to make the choice between buying food or paying utilities
  • 4,976 hours served by service-learners to gardens
  • $115,492 value of service to the community 

Get dirty. Get involved. Make a difference.

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Community gardens are an environmentally-friendly, health-concious, and self-sustaining step toward eradicating poverty and hunger in our community. Students of all educational backgrounds can gain professional skills while giving a helping hand to their neighbors.

Two young women move mulch from a whellbarrow onto a garden while smiling at the cameraA small group of people sort through boxes of produce at a garden site

Students commit their time and talents to work in a variety of ways including education, gardening, and program/educational development, in an effort to address the issue of food insecurity in communities throughout Springfield.

A women and two little girls tend to plants in a gardenTwo young women smile at the camera behind a SCG Market Garden booth

This collaborative project aims to create a local food hub that empowers low-income individuals to reduce food insecurity while also enabling them with education and skills to generate their own means for financial security.

 

 

 

 


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