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The Mills Community Garden was conceived and built during 2011 and 2012 by KSC members and valued friends. It is located in the Klamath Falls Mills Addition, at Richmond St. and Orchard Avenue, about two blocks west of the Mills School. Here Klamath residents grow nutritious vegetables for themselves, often with the joyful participation of their children.

The owner of the lot at Orchard and Richmond has graciously allowed our use of her land; the labor, and many of the materials, for constructing the Garden were donated. We pay The City of Klamath Falls for the water used by the gardeners.

Students from nearby Mills School have often been brought to the Garden by their teachers to learn about gardening.

In addition to a the growing beds, the garden includes --
- a composting facility
- a shed for tools & supplies
- a picnic table and benches
- space for manure and other amendments for the beds, and
- a very nice greenhouse (see pix below), whose presence here we owe to Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services, specifically Master Gardener Perri McDaniel, and a grant from USDA. The greenhouse was assembled with the help of Dewey Moore and about a dozen youth from the Mills neighborhood. It has space for a few hundred potted plants and plant starts.

While we were building the garden, one of the area nurseries donated and planted several fruit trees; here is a descriptive article by former garden manager David King.

"Garden Sprouts Kids"
Garden Sprouts Kids
Janskys at the garden
Janskys at Mills Garden
Compost area
compost area
Garden shed
Garden shed interior
Garden in late July 2013
late July 2013
Greenhouse constr. crew
Mills GH constr crew
Completed greenhouse
Mills gdn grnhse
Plant starts in the greenhouse
Mills GH plant starts

Managers of the Mills Garden have included David King (2013); Becca Armstrong (2014); Dewey Moore (2015-2017); and Christina Pasillas (2018-). Also, the managers and other volunteers have planted and harvested hundreds of pounds of vegetables from otherwise unused plots, and donated them to the Klamath Food Bank and other agencies.

We encourage anyone to apply for a space for the next season by printing off, filling out, and mailing in an application. We have applications in English as --

and in Spanish as --

Please send the completed application to --

    Klamath Sustainable Communities
    1221 Main St.
    Klamath Falls OR 97601
    Attn: Mills Community Garden Manager

We intend to operate the Garden for the foreseeable future. For more information, please contact .

Klamath Sustainable Communities
1221 Main Street, Klamath Falls OR 97601
(541) 363-7316, (541) 884-9942

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