We celebrated the grand opening of the Richmond Park Community Garden on August 4, 2021 - WCG's 16th community garden. A big thank you to community gardeners Sean Whaley and Bailey Roberts for sharing their experiences in the garden at the event, as well as Mayor Mendenhall and Council Person Ana Valdemoros.
"For me, the garden has brought back memories of my grandfather and what he taught me about gardening," Sean said. "It brings these memories to life while also allowing me to share produce with my friends and co-workers.”
Richmond Park currently serves 33 community gardeners, with Public Pick plots outside the garden that provide fresh veggies for all to enjoy. The park is named after human rights activist and community leader Mignon Richmond Barker, who was the first African-American woman to graduate from a college in Utah. Thank you to Dr. Jackie Thompson for her excellent history lesson about Mignon at the event.
For more coverage of the event, check out KSL's article, "Pick a tomato, sunflower at Salt Lake's newest community garden, mayor says"