The community garden is officially a Monarch Waystation. The garden provides the habitat to support each phase of the monarch butterfly life cycle. Most important is a variety of milkweed for the larval stage.
2013 Sites in the Garden
It was a slow start to the 2013 growing season. Mother Nature provided a cool & wet spring. But things took off during the later part of July and tomatoes and tomatillas were the high producers. The fall brought lots of peppers. The garden has been cleaned up and is closed for the winter season.
2014 Growing Season Application Process
We begin a new wait list each year so if you would like to get on it for the 2014 growing season, use the Contact Us link and submit your name and the city where you live. The garden application will be emailed to Overland Park residents first in late January and three weeks later it will be emailed to other Johnson County residents on the wait list.
The garden is located at the Oak Park branch library (9500 Bluejacket St.).
"At the heart of gardening there is a belief in the miraculous."