The Lancaster Community Garden

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.”
— May Sarton

The Lancaster Community Garden provides green space to those who do not have access to grow their own backyard garden and additionally offers educational opportunities and assistance pertaining to gardening.  Plots are rented out to individuals, families, and organizations. Any plots that are not rented out are used to grow vegetables for the local food pantry. The Lancaster Community Garden is located on private property owned by David and Linda Rexford who generously allow Taproot to use the land for the garden.  

The Lancaster Community Garden pre-dates Taproot, starting in 2011 by a small group of volunteers.  During the first year, the Elm's site was not ready.  So a small, temporary garden was put in behind the Catholic Church to grow crops for the Lancaster Food Pantry.  The first full growing season at the Elm's site took place in 2012.  Since then, the garden has grown, with new gardeners signing up each year.  In 2015, Taproot took over ownership and management of the garden making the Lancaster Community Garden a legal program of the organization.  

If you are interested in having space at the garden, please take a look at the LCG Roles & Responsibilities.  Online registration opens for the 2018 season on February 2nd and closes May 3rd.