Mission
 
Teach, Grow, Share

Vision

To grow healthy, organic foods and a greater sense of community by education, instilling worthwhile values while building respect, acceptance and cooperation.
 
Our Story

Cason Community Garden is a 5000 sq. foot self-sustaining organic garden located west of the church building. After a year of planning, extensive research and travelling to other parts of the country (Seattle, Boston, Ohio and Vermont) to view established community gardens our knowledge enabled us to create a successful model of what a community garden should be.


Since its inception in 2008, the garden represents a non-threatening place for interaction among local residents of all ages, cultures, gender, economic backgrounds and physical and mental abilities. CCG teaches participants the skills to be able to grow their own food organically promoting self-sufficiency and cultivates individual growth and neighborhood unity while also requiring produce to be donated to The Caring Kitchen which reinforces giving back to the community.

To date, CCG has educated over 500 gardeners, held workshops for hundreds, and been in numerous publications and media. Over 16,000 pounds of organic produce has fed the community with an additional 5,200 pounds donated to the homeless and needy.

Membership

Gardener members grow, maintain and harvest their own plots. As members they agree to donate a portion of their bounty to the local food bank, The Caring Kitchen.  No experience is needed to participate. For a small fee you can be an  “organic farmer”.  All members are required to donate a portion of their bounty to the local food pantry. 

Our season begins in August/September with our educational component led by our Master Gardener who guides us through the process from seed to harvest. which includes our seed workshop and seed exchange (all plants are grown from seed). Soil conditioning then begins and the month of October is our final push to get the garden ready for November 1st planting.  

The season finishes in April. We are closed for the hot summer months.  

 
More information & application
 
Contact garden coordinators Candy Evans at onatripw3@gmail.com or call 561.374.2434