The Weinland Park Community Garden at Godman Guild (WPCG@GGA) began in 2005 as a part of the Teen Education and Employment Network (T.E.E.N.) program’s work to inspire youth to appreciate and support environmental preservation.
The garden is planted on the grounds of Godman Guild Association at 303 E. Sixth Ave in the heart of Weinland Park.
Since it began in 2005, WPCG@GGA has helped local youth to see the results of planting, nurturing and harvesting. The garden has turned a barren, unfruitful land into a place of beauty and bounty for the entire community to enjoy.
The primary goals of WPCG are:
- To provide job training for teens in an accessible community location
- To be a model for teen employment programs in the areas of urban gardening and urban farming
- To create a place where community residents can learn about gardening and the nutritiousness of local food
- To provide a place where young and old community members can garden
- To be a place for community interaction
- To enhance the appearance of Weinland Park
Volunteer and Personal Plot Information
The Weinland Park Community Garden at Godman Guild always welcomes new members; anyone who would like to join our gardening community is encouraged to do so!
Personal plots (3′4” x 6′4”) are free to community members who volunteer four hours up-front and two hours each month during the growing season.
Volunteer meetings are typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10 am at Godman Guild.
Garden Wish List
If you are interested in helping WPCG in other ways, we are looking for in-kind donations of the following items:
- Watering Cans
- Seeds, seedlings and garden perennials
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