2013 Community Garden
The 2013 Community Garden has finished for this year, the total harvest this year was 17,584.5 pounds and 1502.5 documented volunteer hours. Twelve organizations recieved this year's harvest. Since 2003 to 2013 the Community Garden has harvested a total of 165,559 pounds of produce for our local agencies.
2003 - 2013 Community Garden Report
Community Garden History
In spring 2003, Purdue Extension Howard County, Ivy Tech Community College, and the Howard County Master Gardeners Association joined together to realize a dream. The groups worked together to create a community garden - an outdoor laboratory - that has come to benefit the entire community. The garden started as the brainchild of Ivy Tech Chancellor Steve Daily and PU Howard County Extension Educator Rollin Machtmes and has grown to include members of Kokomo and surrounding communities. The land was donated by Ivy Tech supporters Don and Louise Thomas.
It also needs to be mentioned that there would not be a Community Garden without contributors who donate supplies such as seed, fertilizer, equipment, and chemicals so that we were able to produce the wonderful vegetables that were able to be donated to the Howard County community.
The 2012 Community Garden harvested 15,099 pounds from the garden. The harvest was much appreciated by the 11 agencies. The garden has havested a total of 147,974.5 pounds and almost 74 tons have been harvested since 2003. Great job everyone!