Food is Free Community Gardens
The concept of Food is Free Community Gardens are simple - we plant and manage community garden spaces for the community to access for free. That's right, FREE. If you are looking to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet, you can harvest from our gardens. If you've never experienced picking a fresh tomato from the vine, you're welcome to use our gardens. If you're in need of food, come on over and get what you need.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to visit our community gardens.
Check out what we've got to offer. Ask questions. Pull some weeds. Donate plants or seeds to help us expand. Make a monetary contribution. These community gardens are only as strong and beneficial as the community and contributes and utilizes them, so help us spread the word about the work we're doing and come down to get your hands dirty with us!
Scroll through the list of Community Garden locations below to see the different locations we manage and what may be closest to you!
Program Center and Urban Farm
The Wyoming Food for Thought Project Program Center and Urban Farm (located next to James Reeb Park in north Casper) is our main Food is Free Community Garden location. Here, we provide access to over 50 raised beds that produce tomatoes, tomatillos, various squash varieties , peppers, root vegetables, lettuce mixes and herbs, cucumbers, green beans, peas and more!
Everything around our Program Center (excluding the gated area and greenhouses) are available to pick from. Things grow seasonally around here, so if there is something in particular you're looking for, ask someone on site if we're growing it and when it may be ready.
In 2014, we partnered with the City of Casper and their Parks Department to establish Casper's first Food is Free Community Garden in a city park. What started as just a few beds had transformed into an amazing little community garden that has helped beautify this lesser-known pocket park.
We had two volunteers take the lead on this community garden, and they loved the project so much, that in 2016 they established Friends of Dallason Park. Since then, volunteers have worked tirelessly on improving this community garden and its partnerships. You can follow them and stay up to date on upcoming events and progress through the Friends of Dallason Park Facebook page.
This Community Garden also includes ADA-friendly beds, wide rows and dolomite paths for our wheelchair-bound friends.
10th and Cedar St.
In 2016, we had a community member reach out to us regarding some extra space he had on his property at the corner of 10th and Cedar St., and in partnership with Michael's Fencing, the 10th and Cedar St. Community Garden was formed.
This community garden includes 24 beds for people to pick from. Similar to what you fill find at our Program Center and Urban Farm, you can expect to see lettuce varieties, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, beets, radishes, squash, herbs and more.
Swing by and see what's available now!
Get Involved Today
Are you looking to get involved with our Food is Free Community Gardens? Volunteers, sponsors, monetary donations and garden-related items such as garden tools, seeds and plants are always in need!
If you already know how you want to get involved, then consider getting started now by clicking the appropriate link below. Not sure where to start? Reach out to us and let's work it out together!