Educational Gardens

Educational Gardens are located at community centers throughout the city. It is a gardening and health program that educates youth on how to plant and harvest vegetables as well as the importance of eating healthy. Food grown in the gardens is distributed to the participants and center attendees.


Columbus Recreation and Parks has multiple community centers involved in this program. If you want to help grow healthy fruits and vegetables, please contact one of our Educational Gardens locations:

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department partners with Local Matters on the Educational Garden Program. Local Matters is a nonprofit organization with the mission to create healthier communities through food education and access.

For additional information on the Educational Gardens, please contact Kyra Jones, at