GROW Jamestown is a community-wide partnership to promote gardening, community food security, landscaping, and other greening activities throughout Jamestown. Collectively, these efforts promote neighborhood beautification and revitalization, healthy lifestyles, civic engagement, and the productive reuse of vacant lots and underutilized spaces.
Focused on building community through the power of growing, the GROW Community Gardens are open to individuals and community organizations for seasonal planting. All gardeners have the opportunity to learn from one another, as well as participate in educational opportunities focused on best gardening practices, composting and community food security.
Available at a low-cost, plots are open from April-October. Gardeners from beginner to expert are welcome!
Farm to School
In 2022, the JPM received the USDA Farm to School Edible School Garden grant, for implementation of edible school garden programs at two schools within the JPS district, C.V. Bush Elementary School and Washington Middle School.
In working with these schools, the JPM will continue to foster edible garden programs, as well as Farm to School initiatives, ensuring all children in the JPS district have a connection to our local food system!