Springfield Community Gardens (SCG) kicks off a year-long effort to educate our community on practical ways to protect soil and water resources with our series of Urban Sustainability Sessions. SCG loves growing fresh, local food while creating community. We also love acting as environmental stewards and advocates by building healthy soils and being waterwise. These sessions offer practical information and techniques for use at your home, business, apartment, or in your garden.

SCG will also be developing the new SCG Market Garden located at The Fairbanks. This garden will allow us to train our community on the production of vegetables and herbs through regenerative agriculture practices. Produce will be sold at the C-Street Farmers Market and will be used to develop value added products. We’re striving to help our neighbors develop food and ag-related businesses with our commercial kitchen and growing spaces.

Let us know if you have gardening questions or need support in starting a garden of your own. We're here to help you through technical assistance, direction, and a growing network of gardeners and farmers who want to see you be successful.

Urban Sustainability Sessions and technical assistance opportunities are made possible by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District (GCSWCD) in partnership with Sustainable by Nature, James River Basin Partnership, MU Extension, and permaculturalist and ecological designer, Ben Tegeler.

Partners

Green County Soil and Water
James River Basin Partnership
National Association of Conservation Districts
Sustainable by Nature
Springfield Community Gardens
University of Missouri Extension

Ben Tegeler, Permaculturalist and Ecological Designer

Upcoming Workshops

Soil Health: Green Manures, Animal Manures, Compost and other Amendments

05-06-2017

1:00pm - 2:30pm
SCG Market Garden at The Fairbanks, 1126 N Broadway
Patrick Byers, MU Extension's Horticulture Specialist, will be discussing soil health and amendments. This will be a great workshop to learn the tips and tricks of keeping your soil healthy and productive year after year! The SCG Market Garden at The Fairbanks will be our learning lab as we take a look at some of these soil health practices in action.

High Tunnel Installation at The Fairbanks

04-27-2017 Patrick Byers, MU Extension's Horticulture Specialist, will be leading the installation of our new, movable high tunnel. We'll work through the morning, Friday, May 12 and continue along as the weather allows. We will finish us the next day, Saturday, May 13. Come for a bit or come for the whole time. This is a weather-dependent Session. Please stay connected to SCG via Facebook and our website for weather updates. Urban Sustainability Sessions are made possible by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District (GCSWCD), Sustainable by Nature, James River Basin Partnership, MU Extension, and permaculturalist and ecological designer, Ben Tegeler.