Community Garden Prepares for 2013 Season

The 2013 community garden season is just weeks away and Olathe Community Garden members are preparing for the first work day on Saturday March 16.

This year, the members will maintain two gardens, the current site on E. Santa Fe and the original community garden site at the intersection of Loula & Water Streets. The additional 20-30 garden plots will offer an opportunity for more Olathe residents to become members of the Community Garden.

“The Olathe Community Garden was established in 2004,” said Robin Rayburn, Community Garden president, “Gardening is a great way to get outdoors, meet neighbors and have access to great locally grown produce.”

Membership to the garden is $25 per plot; new members are limited to one plot for the first grow season. Membership includes a plot, water and compost. Members work together to keep the gardens clean and meet on a regular basis to learn more about community gardening. To learn more about membership, visit or contact Robin Rayburn at