If you love gardening and helping out your community, Mid Michigan Community Action Agency is looking for you.
In an effort to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to low‐income individuals and families in Clare and Gladwin Counties, Mid Michigan Community Action has started two community gardens that need volunteer support to plant, tend, and harvest this summer and fall.
This is the second year of a partnership between Mid Michigan Community Action and the University of Michigan-Flint’s Center for Applied Environmental Research. Last year, the gardens in Clare and Gladwin Counties produced over 1,000 pounds of fresh produce distributed to over 250 families.
Anyone interesting in learning more about vegetable gardening, helping those in need, or meeting others with similar gardening interests should plan to attend a garden work day.
Plants will go in the ground in the beginning of June and “garden work days” will be maintained weekly throughout the summer and fall.
Both gardens are located on the grounds of Mid Michigan Community Action Agency offices. Please see the information below for specific details on garden locations and schedules.
Gladwin County Garden
Location: 1302 Chatterton St., Gladwin, MI 48624
Garden Work Days: Every Thursday between June and October 2010; 11am to 7pm
Clare County Garden
Location: 1574 E. Washington Rd., Farwell, MI 48622
Garden Work Days: Every Friday between June and October 2010; 11am and 7pm
All fruits and vegetables produced in the gardens will be dispersed to eligible recipients through partnerships with local food pantries and food distribution programs.
The goal of the community gardens is to provide fresh produce to those in need, create social and cultural connections between garden volunteers, and establish teaching opportunities that promote self sufficiency.
For more information on how you can be involved contact Danielle Gartner at 810-424-5456.