The Arc’s Rows of Sharin’ garden began as a vision and has blossomed into a learning and social opportunity for youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Master Gardeners work with the Self Advocates teaching them about planting maintaining, and harvesting the garden. Classes have been held to teach the self-advocates how to prepare the vegetables for meals. Community members are welcome to select a plot for a donation. Last summer The Arc’s Self Advocates donated hundreds of pounds of produce from the community garden to local food banks and senior centers. Checkout our garden video and learn a little more.
In the fall when you clean up your lawns, think about The Arc’s community garden as a place to donate your leaves. They will be used for compost.
There are always projects being worked on for the garden, building raised beds, moving drip lines, assembling structures, etc. Contact The Arc about volunteering to help out, 943-1191.
Help Support Our Garden!
Thank you to all who voted for our community garden in the national competition with Seeds for Change. Unfortunately, we did not beat out over 400 entries to win one of their grants. Donations are still necessary to help us continue to maintain and expand this amazing garden. Not only does the community garden provide great educational and social opportunities for our youth and adults, but the resulting harvests also benefit several food banks in our community. You can have a “share” in the garden by simply clicking here to make a donation. Thank you for your support!
Vining Structure for Gourds Garden with Hand-painted Retaining Wall