Springfield Community Gardens
Springfield Community Gardens works with a network of volunteer community gardens to grow healthy food, build relationships, and generate social capital with each new garden.
We connect neighborhood leaders with available land—acquired through public and private channels. SCG also offers guidance and financial support to create a city-wide infrastructure for the quickly growing garden movement.
Working together, hand in soiled hand, Springfield residents of all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds can establish a more connected and aware community that empowers one another toward a common goal.
Because SCG nurtures a sense of place, the movement retains community volunteers and attracts new members who want to become part of such a welcoming environment that encourages growing nutritious food.
SCG has experienced dramatic growth recently. The Board of Directors plays a crucial role in guiding the organization's financial management practices, operational policies and procedures, and help to identify and create new opportunities for growth and sustainable programming.
Requirements: Board members must be able to adequately assess organizational needs based on monthly program reports; provide feedback and guidance to the Executive Director, and collaborate with staff and Board members to sustain the organization.
Meeting times: The last Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. or as set by the Board.
How to Apply: Email Jason Ray to get connected.
**Please let us know if you submit an application and/or get appointed to this board.