About Glendale Gardens

Glendale Gardens, a nonprofit organization founded in 2018, started up a community garden program to bring people together, provide recreational activities, encourage healthy living and promote social justice. Through the work of volunteers, the gardens have also beautified neighborhoods and added to Glendale’s quality of life.

The garden is located where the Oak Leaf Trail meets North Sidney Place in Crestwood, as shown in the photo on the right.

 

Future Programs

As Glendale’s garden club, we are looking to develop additional gardening programs across the city in the future. This could include butterfly gardens, city beautification gardens, park enhancements, a community orchard and more. If you would like to get involved we are always looking for people and ideas. Contact us today at info@glendalegardens.org to learn more and get info on our next meeting!

 

What is a Community Garden?

Community gardens consist of raised beds built on city property, typically 4-feet by 8-feet, that can be rented for a season. They are popular among condo and apartment residents, as well as those with heavily shaded yards, because they provide them with an opportunity to grow their own food or flowers. Residents with gardens at home also find them beneficial because they can garden in a community setting for themselves or have a dedicated space to grow food for others. 

 

Partnership with the Riverwest Food Pantry

One of the goals of Glendale Gardens is benefit the greater community, which is why we have partnered with the Riverwest Food Pantry. Riverwest helps alleviate food scarcity by providing healthy food and connecting people with needed resources. They are also one of the only such organizations in the area to offer fresh produce, bringing a unique benefit to those in need. If you would like to donate some extra food from your plot, simply let us know and we will make arrangements to drop it off and even harvest it for you if you’d like. You can also reserve a Donation Plot and our volunteers will do all the planting, growing, harvesting and donating! For more information, contact us at info@glendalegardens.org.

 

Crestwood Garden