The Common Ground Program is a community gardening and urban agriculture program created by the City of Lawrence in 2012. The City leases vacant or under-utilized properties to citizens for free, with one rule – the sites must be used to grow food. This past year, our gardens, farms and orchards were tended by 200 growers, supported by 900+ volunteers, and generated 6,500 lbs in produced donated to those in need in our community.
Common Ground Sites
- Garden Incubator at John Taylor Park (7th & Walnut): Community garden with plots for adults and children to rent. Project Coordinator: TBD. This site currently needs a garden coordinator! Please contact email@example.com for more information.
- PermaCommons (1304 Pennsylvania St.): Cooperatively-managed permaculture demonstration garden. Volunteers can participate and share produce. Project Coordinator: Cody (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Penn St. Community Garden (1313 Pennsylvania St.): Community garden. Offers 10×10 and 10×20 garden plots for rent. Project Coordinator: Adam (email@example.com)
- Pearl Clark Community Garden (639 Illinois St.): Community garden with plots for rent. Project Coordinator: Janice (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Little Prairie Community Garden (Peterson Rd. and N. Iowa St.): Community garden with plots for rent. Project Coordinators: Danielle Brunin and Bridget Meier (email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Just Food Community Garden and Farm (817 Oak St.): A community garden with plots for rent plus a startup farm plot for Just Food clients. Project Coordinator: Aundrea Shafer (email@example.com)
- The Lawrence Community Orchard (830 Garfield St.): Cooperatively-managed orchard for free picking. Volunteers needed. Project Coordinator: Melissa Freiburger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Oread Friends Garden/Farm (1146 Oregon St.): Project Coordinator: TBD. This site currently needs a garden coordinator! Please contact email@example.com for more information.
- Incubator Farm at 24/40: An incubator farm where four small vegetable farm businesses are getting off the ground. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Willow Domestic Violence Center garden (1920 Moodie): This garden is managed by Willow DV staff and produce is donated to program participants.