Our Community Gardening Program
Since 1986, our Community Gardening program has been helping urban residents
in Montgomery County develop and maintain community gardens and green projects,
transforming vacant lots into productive open spaces.
Community gardens are managed, maintained and owned by neighborhood residents and organizations. Community gardeners cultivate vegetable gardens, care for community-managed parks
and beautify their neighborhoods with flowers and trees. The gardens provide many benefits: reduced
crime rates, improved mental and physical health, and a greater sense of community.
We provide many forms of ongoing support to groups who want to
start a community garden. It also provides landscape design, land acquisition assistance,
leadership development, community organization, soil amendments and tilling, soil
fertility management, community building events, training and consulting, construction
oversight, seeds and plants, educational materials and workshops, and lots of encouragement.
The program is always looking for people to join existing gardens or start new ones.
If you would like to get involved in your neighborhood, call (937) 276-7053. See a map of the community gardens in Dayton.
You can help us grow too! We always have needs for individuals and groups to support
the gardens, events and programs. There are lots of different ways you could be
helpful! If you are interested in volunteering, contact
the Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark volunteer manager at (937) 276-7055.