Rose Knight (property owner) and I have dedicated our time to create a free Community Garden on 2 lots in the city limits of Perry, Oklahoma. We mapped out 14 (10' x 20') and 2 (10' x 30) Family Gardens, 1 (20' x 30') and 1 (8' x 20') Chaos Gardens (planted for anyone in community such as soup kitchens, elderly meals, families, youth groups, churches, etc.) to harvest, 8 (4' x 8') Children's Gardens, a Children's Growing Arch Rest Area and a Shaded Tree Rest Area. Rose and I have also planted a plot (50' x 40') for our families and donate excess produce to a Food Bank in Morrison, Ok.
This is our first year and every plot was planted by numerous families, children and a couple of organizations.
The gardens have produced a few vegetable harvests (mainly salad greens) so far and have been enjoyed by Wheatheart (Elderly meals), families and 1 church.
We have 2020 season plans mapped out to create 2 (2'x 40') (divided into 10' sections making 8 gardens) raised gardens (for the elderly assisted living home residents in Perry, Ok) and Green house plans for early planting of bedding Plants for the gardeners for the 2020 season.
Funded by Oklahoma City, OK (August 2019)