WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
In 2012, Mike and Pam Roberts started the first community garden on Eastern Avenue. So many good results came from that garden, that they knew they wanted to have more! There are now six community gardens (Eastern Avenue, Everett Park, Curtis Street, Sixth Street, and Western Avenue, and Lincoln Land Lab ) and five school gardens (Carson Elementary, McGuffey Elementary, Heritage Middle School, and Ben Franklin Elementary) - with future gardens in the plans for other Newark City Schools.
In 2017, the Community Greenhouse was built at Heritage Middle School and has now become the main station for a lot of our operations. Here We Grow Gardens program is entirely run out of the greenhouse, as well as the production of our Mighty Microgreens and Luffas for a Cause. The Power of Plants and Veterans programs also uses the greenhouse for many of their activities and events.
Together We Grow now has four employees, and is growing day by day. Our motto is Growing Licking County One Garden at a Time... and we think we are on our way!