St. Michaels Community Garden
In 2012, the Town of St. Michaels granted us the opportunity—with the help of the St. Michaels Rotary Club, local Boy Scouts, the Waterboyz for Jesus and many other dedicated community volunteers—to build 40 raised garden beds on a piece of land within the town limits. This new Community Garden is fully occupied and is used by an extremely diverse cross-section of our population.
Churches, individuals, Master Gardeners and other organizations all participate. Local churches often grow food for our low-income senior citizens.
The St. Michaels Community Center has two beds, which are used in our Jr. Garden Club programs, Bean Sprouts and The Green Team. Students are taught about the importance of healthy eating, nutrition, self-reliance, planting, preparing and growing their own food. Our Kids in the Kitchen program continues the education by using the food grown from our gardens to create nutritious and delicious snacks and meals.
The SMCC also offers adult classes in cooking, canning and gardening.