Tag Archives: Community Gardens

Community Garden Sign-Ups Scheduled

pocg signLooking for a place to garden this season? The POCG has plots available for the 2017 season! New gardeners can meet our Garden Coordinator, Sarah, and sign-up for a plot at our garden sign-up events. Find us in the commons area of the Moorhead Center Mall (north entrance) near the City Hall elevators on Sunday April 2, from 2 to 4 p.m and Monday, April 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Click here to learn more about our garden community.

Community Gardens, Then & Now

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The Probstfield Organic Community Garden is one of the largest public community gardens in the Fargo-Moorhead area, with over 100 plots available to community members.

“Unquestionably, community gardening will continue. It will be the peace-time descendant of the war garden.” —Charles Lathrop Pack, U.S. National War Garden Commission, 1919

During World War I, eager gardeners sought out vacant lots and other “slacker land” in cities across America and started community gardens.  Community gardens provided a place for gardeners without land of their own to grow food.  Groups of people could pool their resources for big projects like getting a tractor to plow a large area or setting up irrigation systems.

In recent years, community gardening has experienced a resurgence in America.  The Probstfield Organic Community Garden has over 100 plots maintained by gardeners from the Fargo-Moorhead area.  The Probstfield Farm provided people in Fargo-Moorhead with fresh produce since the cities were founded, through World War I, World War II and after.  The farm is still feeding people in our community today – many people just grow it themselves now.