We’re busy pickin’ (and grinnin’). . . So  much is happening in the Garden these days! The hot days are ripening cucumbers, squash, green beans, tomatoes, beets, and even melons are changing quickly. New potatoes are being consumed. The sweet corn is not far away for those with appetites for the ultimate taste of summer….

Gardeners Celebrate Community

The Downs Community Garden is bursting with green growth and new vegetables, and the gardeners invite you to come take a look. An open, informal tour time is planned for Saturday morning after the Fun Run and guests are invited to stop in for a quick look around between 8 am to 10 am. Come…

Give A Gift That Will Keep Growing

This past year friendships and community pride grew as well as the bountiful vegetables. The Garden grew partnerships too–and we would like to add you!

Let us lead you down the Garden path…

Come see what is new this year. Most seeds have been planted now at the Downs Community Garden, and even more plots than last year are cultivated. One of the adventures for this year are the new perennial beds of asparagus, rhubarb, and strawberries. These goodies will take a year or two of growing before…

Another year, Another adventure

A big new addition to the Garden arrived on a cold day last February. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation granted monies for a garden shed to house the equipment needed at the Garden. The new shed was ordered, delivered and set on a prepared site. It has been an asset for keeping planting supplies and…

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickle Relish

Didn’t get your fix of vegetables from the Downs Community Garden in 2016 and can’t wait until next summer? We’ll have complimentary chips and salsa and jars of pickle relish for sale, all made from tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and peppers grown in the 2016 garden, during Moonlight Madness on Monday, October 24. The Garden’s booth will be…

Lunch & Learn Gardening Series

K-State Research & Extension’s Post Rock District will be hosting a series of “Lunch and Learn” sessions on various gardening topics.

2017 Plots Now Available!

The Downs Community Garden still has space available for community members to claim and care for throughout the 2016 season!

Building a Community Garden

We’ve invested time and energy into establishing a good root system for this organization. Check out our accomplishments so far!