The Springfield Community Gardens (SCG) partners with the Ozarks Food Harvest to provide families with fresh produce. SCG grew out of a response to the “red flag issues” of poverty as stated in Springfield’s 2015 Community Focus Report. The gardens creates a community, where volunteers can learn about growing food, help those in need and spend time outdoors. At the gardens, time slows down as you take a step back from your busy life to work with others toward a common goal. SCG have relaxed environments that allow its volunteers to be in the moment while they dig their shovels, or their hands, into the soil.
Why do we like the Springfield Community Gardens?
They provide fresh produce for people in our community. This produce is grown in Springfield; therefore, less pollution from transportation is produced. While the gardens help those in need, they serve as a place to learn not only how to grow food but also how to live more sustainably. SCG offers workshops on things like how to compost and how to use vegetable scraps as part of their Urban Sustainability Sessions.
Hours vary. Check out their work day calendar to find when out when you could volunteer at a garden near you!