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Manistee County Community Gardens supports community gardens through education, community engagement, food access initiatives and the development and distribution of best practices.

MCCG works to grow a healthy, self-sufficient and strong community-of-gardens by helping to establish and support community gardens throughout Manistee County.

MCCG accomplishes this vision by:

  • Supporting a network of community gardeners through the development of a best practices toolkit as well as a network of experienced volunteers.
  • Educating and empowering participants to use gardening as a vehicle to build community by hosting regular workshops and events.
  • Maintaining the Sophia Street Community Garden as a model of best practices in community gardening for the region.
  • Improving participants’ health through education and increased exposure to whole foods.

Also, if you are interested in starting your own community garden you can find a toolkit to get started in your community or neighborhood.  Keep the community growing and the positive energy flowing!!!

Sophia Street Community Garden Toolkit 2019