The Little Prairie at Little Prairie Community Garden
GHF is excited to announce a new native plant demonstration garden at Little Prairie Community Garden in Lawrence! Lovingly named The Little Prairie at Little Prairie Community Garden, GHF will be creating a new native plant garden to create habitat for pollinators that will benefit the both the community garden and the surrounding ecosystem.
As we create the garden, we will be hosting workshops that will provide native plant gardening education in an active and hands-on way. This approach will help us both create a wonderful garden space for our community and cultivate a space for folks to learn more about native plant gardening. We will be documenting our process as a resource for other gardeners looking for an example of how a garden may progress through the seasons.
The Little Prairie was planted in June of 2021 and we are excited to care for the space and watch it grow!
Garden Volunteers Needed!
Join us for a special workday on Thursday, October 7th from 9 am to 11 am for a morning of transplanting! We have quite a few natives that have been grown in a protected garden bed that are ready to be moved into the main garden area. Join us to learn how to transplant natives and help us continue to grow this educational space. No RSVP needed- we will provide tools and gloves, but feel free to bring along your own gloves and trowel if you prefer!
We are in need of volunteers to help us maintain our newly planted native plant garden! This a great opportunity to help out in a community garden space and gain some experience working in a young native garden. We will be meeting at the garden every Thursday morning from 8-11 (weather permitting), starting July 1st. Feel free to drop in whenever you are available during that time. We also plan to meet on the occasional weekend day to tackle larger projects as needed. Each week will bring different tasks and projects including weeding, watering, planting, and prepping new garden areas. We will have tools and gloves on hand for you to use, but feel free to bring along your own if you would like.
We welcome gardeners of all ages and abilities to help us take care of this garden. One of the key goals of this project, keeping with the goals of Little Prairie Community Garden as a whole, is to provide a space for those interested in gardening who may not have a space to garden in of their own. This garden will be built by our community and for our community- we are honored to be facilitating such an exciting project!
If you are interested in lending a hand and learning more about native gardens, click the button below to join our Little Prairie Volunteer Email List. Joining this list allows us to communicate with folks interested in helping out at the garden and let you know about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. We will also use this list to notify you of any cancellations due to weather or other circumstances.
Little Prairie Community Garden is a city-sponsored community garden located just north of Peterson Park on Nigel Drive in Lawrence (Click here for the location). The community garden is allotted over an acre of land and is designated as a community garden through a program sponsored by the city of Lawrence called Common Ground. Our native plant garden will be located along the southwest corner of the garden area, with room to expand in future years. To learn more about Little Prairie Community Garden, visit their Facebook page.