Mt. Logan Community Garden Now Open

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(Chillicothe) – The Mt. Logan Community Garden is now open. The community garden space will serve as one of the healthful eating strategies for the Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) program to reduce and prevent chronic disease in the county.

Mt. Logan Community Garden is located at 841 East Main Street in Chillicothe, and the Creating Healthy Communities Program is funded through the Ross County Health District. 

The garden includes nine raised beds, produce and pollinator plants, one greenhouse, one storage shed, two compost bins, and gardening tools. Plants and seeds were donated by Integrated Services and the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library. All other materials were purchased through the CHC grant. Adena Health System provided implementation day lunch and beverages.

Photos courtesy of Ciara Martin

Students will be receiving nutrition and gardening education from both the library and OSU Extension Office throughout the year. Mount Logan Learning Center Pre-School will be adding worms to the beds that they have been growing as part of a STEM learning project with funding secured through the Chillicothe Rotary.

Thank you to the following agencies for participating in the garden’s implementation:

Adena Health System
Chillicothe City Schools Mount Logan Learning Center Staff and Principal Chillicothe City School Board President
Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library
Greenies

If you would like to be involved with the garden or help maintain this community space please contact Sarah Hawthorne, Mount Logan Learning Center Principal, at sarah.hawthorne@ccsd.us.

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