The Oasis Community Garden Project is an integral component in fulfilling Junior League of Ogden’s mission to improve its community through effective action. The 1.7-acre garden is located at 2445 Monroe Blvd., and features open space, teaching gardens, community garden plots and a gathering area for group functions.
The garden directly targets issues of food equity through education and access, by creating a place where individuals can learn how to plant, grow, harvest, and prepare healthy food. Its design integrates landscape ecology, food production, and community engagement.
The planning for the garden began in 2002. Since that time a once derelict inner-city lot has been transformed into an urban oasis, with 38 agricultural plots, two garden sheds, fruit trees, a dry stream bed, seasonal restroom enclosure, a grassy lawn area, lighting, and a paved pathway. All of these improvements have been made possible through generous financial and in-kind contributions from the community, including the Weber County Recreation, Arts, Museums, & Parks program (RAMP).
A learning center is also planned to complete the functionality of the Oasis, providing a sheltered space for group gatherings and an outdoor kitchen where the JLO can teach garden to plate nutrition.
There are several ways to get involved in the Oasis Garden. Plots are available to community members to purchase for a season. You may also donate a plot to community members in need.
If you are interested in volunteering at the garden, please contact us or check out our calendar for upcoming work days and other events. If you have an organization or large group that is interested in performing service work you may contact us directly to make special arrangements.