Garden Mission Statement
The purpose of the Philomath Community Garden Project is to develop a beautiful and nurturing space where individuals, families and groups may grow nutritious, organic vegetables and fruit for themselves and for community food banks and gleaners programs.
The goals and objectives of the Philomath Community Garden are as follows:
- To help improve food security for those in need by providing garden beds for
individuals, families, or groups to “adopt” on a yearly basis.
- To improve nutritional awareness and promote healthy eating habits by
encouraging home gardening, providing fresh, organic produce to our gardeners,
local food bank and gleaner program.
- To provide opportunities for positive social interaction and recreation in a
beautiful, non-threatening atmosphere where individuals of all ages and
backgrounds may interact in a healthy pursuit.
- To increase the number of home gardeners by offering educational programs to
the community at large.
- To nurture curiosity and provide hands-on learning opportunities for children by
providing gardening space for use by youth programs and schools.
- To offer a quiet and restful garden setting for the enjoyment of the natural world
of plants, birds, insects, and the four seasons