(East Main Street, Chillicothe) -- A new garden space is now open to the Ross County community. The Mt. Logan Community Garden is located at 841 East Main Street in Chillicothe and was established through the Creating Healthy Communities Program, funded through the Ross County Health District.
The new Mt. Logan Community Garden will serve as one of the healthful eating strategies for the Healthy Communities Program. It aims to reduce and prevent chronic disease in the Ross County area.
The garden includes 9 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 Creating Healthy Communities grant. Adena Health System provided implementation day lunch and beverages.
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, contact Sarah Hawthorne, Mount Logan Learning Center Principal, at email@example.com.