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.
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.
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.
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.
1900 E. Barataria—Brentwood Christian Church Community Garden
1538 E. Stanford—Delaware Community Garden
- 1126 N. Broadway—The Fairbanks Garden
- 517 W. Calhoun St.—Calhoun Community Garden
- 800 W. Hovey—Grant Beach Community Garden
Heart of the Westside
907 N. Fulbright—Heart Community Garden
2225 S. Fremont—Meador Community Garden (Ray Kelly Park)
- 1475 N. Benton —Midtown Community Garden
- 819 E. Pacific Street —Pacific Street Garden
- 1630 N. Jefferson Ave—The Kitchen Garden
- 705 Drury Lane (Trustee Science Center)—Drury Greenhouse
912 E. Normal—MSU Campus Garden
1909 N. Park—Tom Watkins Community Farm
1624 E. Blaine—Weller Community Garden
- 301 N. Main—Rare Breed Community Garden
- 727 W. Walnut—West Central Community Garden (at Mother’s Brewing Company)
1405 South Scenic—West Side Community Garden