Washington Community Garden, Washington

The Washington MO Community Garden (WMCG), is located on the grounds of Peace Lutheran Church in Washington, MO. Through the generous donation of use of land from Peace Lutheran Church, the garden began as a FCMG Intern project (2018), & its construction was made possible through the assist of FCMG’s & life long gardeners in 2019. Today, the garden is comprised of 12 plots for lease to the community @ $25.00/growing season, and a large bonus bed where crops are grown and donated to a local food pantry & local community owned restaurants. In 2022, over 650 pounds of produce was donated! The garden strives to complete annual quality initiatives and has set amazing annual track records. In 2021, WMCG was awarded America In Bloom’s Best Community Award, 2022 work included the installation of a drip irigation & 3 tier compost system. We have so much to tell you & we welcome FCMG participation to help maintain & grow this wonderful garden! A little bit about the garden:

Our Mission: 

WMCG’s Mission is to enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture. Through reciprocal partnerships, WMCG strives to reach gardeners and would-be gardeners of all ages & abilities to work alongside the organization to build community through urban agriculture. 

– Our Vision: Our vision is to see people of all backgrounds come together to experience a deep connection with fresh garden food, the land and each other, while using shared knowledge, skills, and abilities with respect to the art and science of gardening. We look to the community for support and we welcome all ideas.

– For More Information: Please find us on FaceBook. Like our page to receive regular updates. For further inquiry about the garden, or to volunteer your FCMG skills, knowledges & abilities, please contact Rebecca (Becky) Obermark, (2018) FCMG/WMCG Chairperson.

East Central College Roundabout, Union

Franklin County Master Gardeners, the city of Union, and East Central College collaborated to make this highly visible roundabout an attractive spot with four season interest. The FCMG committee came up with the design, chose plants that are long blooming and low maintenance, and planted  them. East Central paid for the plants. James Smeider and his team from the city built the mound, placed the stone to create the arches, watered and weeded. Jack Heeger, husband of FCMG member Kathy, made the art piece in the center of the roundabout. We continue to work together to make this roundabout something we are all proud of.  

Brenda Peters, Chairperson

Located in Union at McKinley & Main, a Missouri Native Garden with a goal to provide education for schools and other groups, needs to be scheduled in advance.

Rick Hays, Jane Williams, Russell Rost, Co-Chairs

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Union Senior Center

Off Independence, we maintain the planting area for visitors to view, in turn we use the center for our Holiday Party at no charge.

XXX, Chairperson


Franklin County MU Extension Office

West Main St., Union, Missouri – maintaining the planting areas in front of the building.


XXX, Chairperson