The Garden is located in West Plains, Missouri, at the corner of Lincoln and Olden Streets in Don Warden Park.
A Bit of History….
The park once housed 7 residences with large, productive gardens and young trees which now shade the picnic shelter. In the 1940’s, Joplin Brothers Handle Factory next door, where Bruce Hardwood now makes flooring, milled pick-
The Don Warden boasts an outdoor performance stage, a picnic shelter, picnic tables with grills, walking trails and, of course, the community garden. In progress are projects to make the garden more ADA-
Renting Space is Easy! The British call our style of gardening “allotment” gardening, when households or organization rent personal space. So, complete an application for your allotment in the foyer of the civic center during the Home & Garden Show the first weekend in March or at the Howell County Health Department on specified days. If requiring a garden on legs, Veggie Trugs size 2.5’ x 6’ are available for rent. Other gardens are 4’ x 22’ at ground level. A small rental fee is collected at application. Garden officials are on hand to answer questions during these sign-
Gardening takes Time and Energy! Only organic practices are allowed; and members are required to maintain their own garden by keeping produce harvested, weeds to a minimum and overall appearance reasonably presentable. End-
Produce You Grow Belongs to You! Take your produce home with you, share it with others or even sell it somewhere other than at Don Warden Park. (The nearby Farmer’s Market invites you to rent booth space for one day of selling for a nominal fee-
Who do I contact? The office of Dawn Hicks at the Howell County Health Department on 180 Kentucky behind Huddle House is Communication Central. Hicks is the health educator for the county health department and also serves as the West plains Community Garden Administrator. Please phone or email Hicks at 417-