Five Rivers MetroParks strives to be an active force in the community. Below, you may find our press releases, staff articles and other messages that get picked up by the media.
The half-dozen or so plots at McGregor’s Garden on Helena Street in Dayton are framed by an elegant wrought iron fence. A large iron rabbit stenciled with the garden name keeps watch just to the right of the entrance gate. This 26-year-old garden, one of the oldest in the city, is welcoming and well-protected at […]
The Garden of Life in New Lebanon is aptly named. Aside from providing healthy produce to local families, the community garden teaches people valuable living skills. Most of the garden — 1,700 square feet of it — is run by high school interns. Garden Coordinator Margo Royer-Miller says the young gardeners learn how to grow […]
The roof at the Daybreak emergency shelter is about to turn green again. For the seventh year, youth experiencing homelessness will plant rows and rows of vegetables in the downtown Dayton building’s 1,200-square-foot rooftop community garden. Soil tilling will start after Easter, and seeds will drop after the last frost, says Samantha Kirby, a Daybreak […]
Are you tired of the dreary weather as much as we are? Itching for that final frost date? Beat back those winter blues by planning and preparing for your community garden or garden plot. If you haven’t determined what to plant, now is a great time to make those decisions. (In the “Mark Your Calendar” […]