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Grant County Community Gardens
The John Day Community Garden board has developed community gardens in John Day. In 2009 the organization partnered with Families First helping to continue offering plots at the Families First site. In 2010 the organization developed an additional site located on the Grant County Fairgrounds. Many thanks go out to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Prairie City office for donating the materials and construction of the fence and the tilling of the garden spot. Thank you to Dorman Gregory for building the compost bins and Grant County Building Supply for donating the materials for the compost bins. If you would like to join the John Day Community Garden organization, sign up for a garden plot for the 2014 growing season or if you would like additional information call John LaLiberte at (541) 620-0719.
The Prairie City Community Garden organization is seeking volunteer participants to help develop the garden site. If you are interested in paticipating please contact the Grant County Extension office at (541)575-1911.
The Seneca Community Garden organization developed a site on city property. The group chose to design their garden with raised beds. The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Prairie City office donated the materials to construct the fence. Their garden has been a great success for three seasons. For further information contact Sue at (541) 542-2431.
The Monument Community Garden organization developed a garden site directly behind the Monument Senior Center. With help from volunteers and the Monument High School Vocational Agriculture/FFA students constructing a fence and preparing the soil they have successfully benefitted from their first harvest this year. For information contact Silvia at (541) 934-2220.
Dayville is in the process of developing a Community Garden. We will update their progress as soon as it is available.
Grant County Extension is willing to work with all Grant County communities to help develop community gardens. Please call the Extenion office at 575-1911.
John Day Farmers' Market
Too many zucchini, tomatoes, carrots? Sell your extra produce at the John Day Farmers' Market. The market features farm-fresh produce, arts, crafts, live entertainment and activities for the kids. The weekly market runs from mid June through mid October; Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., on SW Brent Street, downtown John Day. "Make Money, Meet Your Neighbors and Have Fun!" Come check out the fabulous vendor booths. For more information contact Co-Chairs Jim & Sandy Bay at (541) 932-2725. The Farmers' Market has a mailing address now: P.O. Box 584, John Day, OR 97845.