Did you know that Pendleton has a thriving Community Garden? It’s located right next to the library, in front of Brown’s pool.

Right now, you can reserve a spot in the garden by calling (765) 778-7527 and requesting a 5’ x 12’ plot. It’s free, part of a cooperative project between the Pendleton Library, Falls Park, and resident volunteers of the Pendleton community.

The garden serves a wonderful purpose – gardening for fun and contributing to Pendleton Library’s “Read ‘n’ Feed” project.

Here’s how the Community Garden works:

  • Each year, volunteer plot holders commit to tending to a 5′ X 12′ strip of land in the Garden.
  • On half of that land, volunteer gardeners can grow whatever they like.
  • On the other half, food is grown for the local community.
  • Plot holders are responsible for tending both sides of their plot, ensuring the garden remains healthy, attractive and free of weeds.
  • When it’s time to harvest, volunteers pick vegetables which are delivered directly to the local Pendleton community through the library’s Read ‘n’ Feed

If this sounds like something you would enjoy doing, join up! The Pendleton Community Garden still has a few plots remaining. Call the library and ask for Jennifer or email inquiries to jhughes@pendleton.lib.in.us.