Jones Garden HAS launched its initial garden on a small plot of land at the corner of Montgomery Ave. and Peck St. in Staunton thanks to the generosity of the landowner, who is allowing Jones Garden to plant in this location at a very minimal cost.
We chose this neighborhood for several important reasons:
Neighborhood Beautification: We focus on beautifying areas of the community that have been neglected by creating inviting community green spaces that encourage community pride and enjoyment of nature. We want to create an unforgettable experience for locals as they step into our gardens.
Senior Population: A significant senior population living nearby in senior housing could benefit from a community garden where they can get fresh produce at a significantly reduced cost or free of charge. Seniors, in particular, are often making their dollars stretch on fixed incomes, and many have health conditions that require special attention to a wholesome diet.
Accessibility: Our goal is to offer healthier food options that community members can easily obtain. Convenience stores with pre-packaged, processed foods are more accessible but don’t offer enough foods of nutritional value. Continuous consumption of processed foods can lead to serious health conditions like Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension.
We are in need of donations and volunteers to keep this project running.
If you are interested in donating materials or funds, follow our Donate link.
If you would like to volunteer with us, please follow the Volunteer link.