Johnson County Women, Infants and Children program launches second community garden in Mission

Photo via Johnson County on Facebook.
Photo via Johnson County on Facebook.

Mission is the newest location for a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment project aimed at providing fresh produce to area women and their children.

More than 15 volunteers came out on Friday to help plant a variety of vegetables in the new Women, Infants and Children Community Garden at 6000 Lamar Ave. The new garden, which has three 4-by-8 foot raised beds that will grow green beans, cucumbers, peppers, herbs and tomatoes, is the second in the county. The first was launched in Olathe in 2013.

As an initiative under the county’s WIC program, which provides supplemental food and nutrition education to low-income families, the garden’s produce will be distributed to WIC clients. While WIC clients are encouraged to volunteer at the garden, the county is also seeking volunteers with gardening experience to help with the plots. You can find out more information about volunteering here.