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Online Plant Sale Has Ended

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T hank you to everyone who purchased plants during our 2022 online plant sale! Thanks to you, we raised over $1,000 for Forest Park Community Garden.  We look forward to plant sale 2023!

The Seed Swap is Baaaack!

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 After a two year pandemic hiatus, our most popular event of the year is back! John us for this free event on March 13th, 2-4pm at the Forest Park Library-Austin Room.  Click here to RSVP.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Plot Rentals for 2022 Opening Soon!

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  Happy 2022!  We are just coming out of hibernation at the Forest Park Community Garden and we're getting ready to plan another fantastic year of gardening. Thanks for your patience as we recover from the holidays and start thinking about the spring growing season.  We will be reaching out to returning gardeners this month and opening the waitlist at the end of February. If you are already on the waitlist, sit tight and we will email you as plots become available. If you would like to join the waitlist, please fill out this form to secure your spot in line. More information about the Forest Park St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Seed Swap, and Opening Day will be forthcoming. Stay tuned! 
Hello 2020! We are so excited to begin our 11th year of gardening! While the weather is still a bit dreary, we're busy planning this year's gardening season.  Here's what's coming up this year: Garden plot renewals for returning gardeners are due February 24th. Garden applications for new gardeners will be accepted after February 24th. Plots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please email us at fpcommunitygarden (at) gmail (dot) com to get on the wait list and to request a Member Application. We'll be marching in the Forest Park St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 7th, giving out seed packets to parade goers. Such fun!  If you want to walk with us in the parade, shoot us an email.  Seed Swap- March 22nd 2-4 PM at the Forest Park Community Center. More details and RSVP here . Opening Day May 2nd- We will be clearing the communal parts of the garden, rebuilding plots, cleaning up and preparing the food pantry plots...we'll need everyo

Hello 2019!

I'm writing this during the polar vortex. Its -11 outside and here I am thinking about warmer weather and gardening.  Here's what we're planning for FPCG for 2019: St Patrick's Day Parade Saturday March 2nd- Once again, we'll be marching in Forest Park's St. Patrick's Day parade and we'll be handing out 2,000 packets of swiss chard seeds!  The parade is always so much fun and people look forward to receiving our seed packets every year. We need volunteers to walk in the parade and give out seed packets. Please email us if you want to participate.  Seed Swap Sunday March 9th 2 to 4 PM. St. Johns church in Forest Park-  This will be our 9th annual seed swap!  This year we will again be welcoming Empowering Gardens who will be doing a garden Q and A before the swap begins. Click the link below for full event info. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-park-community-garden-9th-annual-seed-swap-tickets-56517151321 Garden Plot Sign Ups Start Soon- During

Hello 2018! Upcoming Garden Events

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Saturday March 3rd, 12pm to 2:30pm- We'll once again be marching in the Forest Park St. Pattrick's Day Parade. We need volunteers to help pack the seed packets we'll be giving away to the crowd as well as volunteers to march in the parade with us. More info here. Sunday March 11th / 2pm to 4pm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Forest Park- Our 8th Annual Seed Swap with special guest Empowering Gardens!  For info or to RSVP click here.

Have Some St. Pattrick's Day fun with Forest Park Community Garden!

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Each year we participate in Forest Park's St. Pattrick's Day Parade, this year on March 3rd. The parade is so much fun to view and participate in. We have our home made garden float on wheels and we hand out free seed packets to the crowd. This event is a great opportunity for us to get the word out about the garden and about our annual seed swap event . We need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help us prepare the 2,000 seed packets we'll be giving away and to walk in the parade with our Forest Park Community Garden float  Walking in the parade is a fun activity for kids and adults and the Forest Park parade watchers love the seed packets! Please let us know if you're able to walk in the parade with the float.  St. Patrick's Day Parade:  Saturday, March 3 @ 1pm  (Parade walkers usually meet up at the float around  noon .) About to help? Great! Email our parade coordinator at carpediem80 (at) gmail.com