The vision of Summit Community Gardens is to foster opportunities to build community and grow local, sustainable food throughout Summit Co.
"I planted beets on Sunday. Golden beets, ruby red beets, heirloom beets. Lotsa beets."
"My friend and I had never seen seeds before. That was cool. Did you know that the pea is actually the seed? These things are dried peas. And even though my friend didn't really want a plot of her own, she is now thinking about planting her own yard garden next year. This garden project helps people get over the scary hurdles of the unknown."
-H. Hall, First time gardener,
I can’t tell you how heartwarming it has been over the past two years to watch friends and neighbors discover the simplicity of how growing works and experience the pure joy of gardening.
Summit Community Gardens has expanded its efforts in the 2012 season to include more community workshops, provide assistance to nascent gardens throughout the County and launch a Youth Adventure Program which links science with agriculture through our on-site weather station. SCG also hired an Executive Director to insure the sustainability of the organization and continue the expansion of our programming and outreach.
The vision of Summit Community Gardens is not just to have an effect on the 70 or 80 gardeners that have plots, but to expand and get all of Summit County gardening! And we’re thrilled that it’s already happening. This garden is just the beginning; as the movement germinates and grows, others will naturally be inspired to garden, whether it’s in their own backyard, here in this garden, or in future neighborhood gardens.