Welcome to Wasatch Community Gardens

Our mission is to empower people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food.

We believe the quality of a community is directly related to the quality of its food. We exist to build community by providing the space to garden, the expertise to assist others, and the education to empower current and future generations of organic gardeners. By doing so, we not only improve our community's green space, but we also improve our community's health, vitality, and self-reliance.

Find out more by exploring our many different programs, workshops, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Letter from the Executive Director, October 2014

...Empowering people to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food

Dear Friends,

As the weather begins to cool, our energy turns to putting things to bed, assessing successes and what didn't work as well as we'd hoped, and recognizing all of the amazing people who care about creating community through access to good food.

Who doesn't love the fall with crisp evenings and mornings, warm, sunny days, and loads of fresh produce to enjoy and share? It's a magical time of year and when we at the WCG office begin to look at our stats for the year. How many people did we serve, how much food did we grow and share with the community? Are our programs meeting our mission of empowering people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food?

It's so important to continually assess our performance and check in with the community to make sure we're meeting the needs in the best way we can with the available resources. We're always eager to hear from our neighbors and constituents with both praise and criticism about our work. We understand that we exist to serve this community (you!) and are grateful for any and all feedback so thanks for providing it to us.

As always, we've still got lots of activities going on amidst harvest parties and frantic food preservation sessions. We're still offering some fabulous workshops, our 3rd-6th grade field trips still have openings, we're accepting applications to start new community gardens through our Green City Growers partnership with Salt Lake City, and we're beginning our work with eight school gardens in the Salt Lake School District. We're busy and we love it. Sleep is for winter, right?

Come join us or just check in. We always love hearing from you.

Happy harvesting and hope to break bread with you all soon,

Ashley Patterson
Executive Director

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