For the past 75 years, the Independence Garden Club has been a volunteer organization promoting conservation and environmental responsibility through the love of gardening. Based on research from Cornell University, Garden-based Learning is believed to increase nutrition awareness, environmental awareness, higher learning achievements and life skills. The Independence Community Garden, a collaboration between the City of Independence and the Independence Garden Club, will promote organic gardening, self-sufficiency, and healthy, productive recreational activities. Residents will have the opportunity to lease an allotment of land to cultivate organic produce and share gardening knowledge with their neighbors.
Community Garden Flyer
City of Independence Home Beautification Award
This is an award to recognize and celebrate residents who take the time to invest in and enhance the exterior beauty of their homes. This spirited annual competition among residents of our community is for those who share a love for landscape, plants, gardening, and general home upkeep. Up to six winners will be selected based on the following criteria: curb appeal, upkeep, plant variety, design, originality, and environmentally friendliness. Applications can be downloaded here or picked up at the Community/Civic Center. Nominations and applications will be accepted until July 15th, 2015.