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Iosco Commnunity Garden

The Iosco County Community Garden in East Tawas was established in 2009.  It was a vision of the East Tawas Episcopal Church as part of their ministry to improve nutrition in Iosco County.  The garden's goal is to provide access to gardening for people throughout the Iosco community.  The garden was designed from the beginning with the intent of being a fully accessible garden with universal design to serve the widest range of users. Members of the garden have free use of individual plots to plant and harvest as they wish,  Members share work bees and particpate in educational presentations.  Assistance and coaching and enthusiasm are provided by Sunrise Side Master Gardener volunteers and by J.E.A.P. a youth at risk enrichment program. Funding will be used to improve accesibility to the garden for elders and members with disabilities.  Funds would buy lumber to add a raised bed and a small rototiller to ease the strain of hand digging the garden plots in the spring.

Where it's at:

Sawyer Street
East Tawas, MI 48730
United States

Garden type:

community garden

Garden size (in square feet):

1600

Garden beneficiaries:

families and at-risk youth

Number of people reached:

70

What this project needs:

tools
seedlings
volunteer labor
compost
mulch
lumber
watering hose
irrigation system
rototiller
trellises

Project leaders:

Kathleen Squires
Michael Sullivan

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606