Community garden brings citizens together through food

By Lauren Kroll
Mason Times Staff Writer 
Community Garden leaders Kelli Green and Anthony Konkel

MASON–The Mason Community Garden brings citizens together each spring and summer through common interests in gardening and community spirit.Volunteers have helped make the gardens a staple since their beginning in spring 2010. Located at 213 N. Jefferson St., approximately 0.2 miles north of downtown Mason, the garden offers growing areas for individuals and a large community donation plot.  The garden can also be reached from the Hayhoe walking path. The community garden is composed of a 75-foot by 30-foot donation plot and 25 individual plots (15-by-15).  Jill McMahon, co-leader of the individual plots, said, “The volunteer force is 12 so far this season, but that they are always seeking new volunteers to be involved in a variety of tasks associated with the garden.”

This year, garden leaders are working toward making the individual plots accessible to handicappers with the help of the Lansing Garden Project.