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Does Central City Need a Community Garden?

If you think the answer is yes, join us next week for an open house on a potential garden at Richmond Park!

Community Garden Open House

When: Thursday, February 28, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Central City Recreation Center, Room 134 (615 S 300 E)

Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands and Wasatch Community Gardens are inviting the public to an open house to discuss local interest and garden design for a potential new community garden in Richmond Park in the Central City neighborhood.

Come learn about the process a new community garden goes through to get approved. We’re also looking for your input what you would like included in the garden design. Finally, we’ll discuss potential impacts it could bring to the neighborhood.

Google Map view of the proposed site

Community vegetable gardens play an important role in supporting our local food system and Richmond Garden could be the City’s eighth community garden as part of the Green City Growers program!

Salt Lake City’s Green City Growers Program

The Green City Growers program was started by the Salt Lake City to increase local food production and offer community spaces for residents to grow their own food, connect with their neighbors, and enjoy the outdoors.

Salt Lake City works directly with Wasatch Community Gardens and community members to develop gardens within City limits.

When new garden sites are proposed, several criteria need to be met:

  1. Salt Lake City first identifies City-owned parcels that are under-used
  2. The properties must also have access to a waterline and plentiful sun.
  3. Finally, public interest and volunteers are critical in the success of a community garden.

If you would like to participate in the development of a potential garden at Richmond Park, please attend next week’s open house.

Salt Lake City also has community garden opportunities at our existing sites: Off Broadway Community GardenLiberty Wells, Rose ParkCannon Greens9-Line, Popperton Plots, and Gateway community gardens.

See Wasatch Community Gardens’ site for information or contact Van Hoover at van@wasatchgardens.org or 801-359-2658 x16.

See you at the open house!

Wasatch Community Gardens and the Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands Division is holding an open house Feb. 28, 2019 on the creation of a potential new community garden in Richmond Park.
4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Rhianna Riggs #

    Looking forward to participating in this meeting! Thank you for considering Richmond Park for a garden.

    February 22, 2019
  2. derk #

    Great public resource option for an underutilized and disregarded section of this park. Two green thumbs up.!

    February 22, 2019

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