Community Gardens in Montgomery County
One of Live Well Montgomery County's largest projects is the Community Garden Project. LWMC supports gardens in Red Oak, IA; Stanton, IA; & Elliott, IA. Volunteers, Master Gardeners & LWMC Board Members help to support and care for the Montgomery County Community Gardens!
Red Oak Garden:
Located on the east side of Evergreen Cemetery the Red Oak Community Garden & Orchard has plots for community members to rent and also has a large Giving Garden cared for by LWMC volunteers and board members. All produce harvested from the Giving Garden is donated to local food pantries, low-income housing, the Red Oak Public Library, the Montgomery County Family YMCA and at MCMH + Clinics. The Red Oak Community Garden has been operating in 2014 & the Orchard was planted in 2022.
Stanton Community Garden:
The Stanton Community Garden is located on the north side of the Stanton Community Center. Similar to the Red Oak Garden the Stanton Garden has plots for community members to rent and also has a Giving Garden section. All produce harvested from the Stanton Community Giving Garden is donated to Stanton community food pantries.
Elliott Community Garden:
The Elliott Community Garden is located on Main Street in Elliott, IA directly across from City Hall. The Elliott Garden is made up entirely of Giving Garden beds and all produce is donated back into the community through the Elliott Community Food Pantry.
Our Community Gardens are funded entirely by grants and donations. We welcome your support and encourage you to reach out if you'd like to discuss ways to support the community gardens!