Published on April 30, 2020

Community Garden Now Accepting Applications for Garden Plots

Wooden sign decorated with vegetables and labeled Produce At the Park Community Garden
Volunteers working in the Garden at MidMichigan Health Park - Bay
Young men pulling weeds in the Community Garden

MIDLAND, Mich. – The community garden at MidMichigan Health Park – Bay is now accepting applications for garden plots for summer 2020. An online virtual kickoff meeting will be held Wednesday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m. to provide more information about the program.

Community gardens increase food security by providing access to fresh, healthy foods. The “Produce By the Park” community garden is a volunteer-led program that brings Bay County neighbors and residents together to create sustainable gardens and grow healthy produce to enjoy or share. Skilled and unskilled gardeners are welcome, and participation is free.

Gardeners will be assigned a 10'x10' or 20x20’ plot in the garden, which is on the property of the Health Park, next to John Glenn High School. Gardeners will be responsible for maintaining their plots by planting, weeding, watering and harvesting vegetables and preparing the plot for the next season. This a opportunity is suitable for families or individuals, students who need volunteer hours, service organizations or anyone who loves gardening but doesn't have a suitable place to plant.

Those who would like more information are encouraged to attend the virtual kickoff meeting. They may RSVP to Ashleigh Palmer at (989) 778-2888 or to receive the login information. Those who would like to apply for a garden plot may visit