Welcome Community Gardeners!
The Community Garden at Oak Grove was established in 2015. A small but determined group wanted to take the 3.5 acres of land and make it available to our surrounding community so they had a chance to grow vegetables that would make a difference for individuals and families who lacked access to plant-able ground. That organization was named “Rooted Growing Branching Out” and is also the mission statement. We are rooted in our land growing vegetables and branching out into our surrounding areas to share with others. The community garden is entering its sixth year of growing and providing for the community.
In 1993 the ELCA social statement was “Caring for Creation.” Twenty-eight years later, we at the Community Garden at Oak Grove are still caring for creation. It was a simple idea but then it became its own creature. To see this come into reality has been truly amazing. Together, we are teaching serving, loving, and providing fresh produce to the community. We continue to work together to help eliminate food insecurity one seed at a time. Since 2015, we have donated over 3.5 tons of fresh produce.
The Community Garden at Oak Grove consists of both garden plots and raised beds tended by gardeners of all skill levels who enjoy planting flowers, herbs, and organic vegetables. Some gardeners grow for their own use and others just to donate. Applications will be accepted starting in March 2021.
Due to COVID, monthly Board meetings are now held via Zoom on the first Thursday of each month. Garden set-up, maintenance and produce pick-up are all handled on a volunteer basis. We look forward to the time when we can all meet at the garden again.
We welcome your visit to our website (https://communitygardenatoakgrove.com) and/or follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CommunityGardenatOakGrove) and hope you will join us in our gardening endeavor!