Leonard Street Community Garden

The main goal of the Leonard Street Community Garden is to ease hunger by increasing access to nourishing, garden-fresh vegetables in the high-density, resource-poor Tunison neighborhood in South Corvallis.  The garden came out of a community effort of Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services’ (WNHS) residents living in the Pickford-Leonard neighborhood.  With the support of WNHS, the residents turned a bare 1,000 sq. ft. plot into a 14-bed garden space.  The perimeter fruits – raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and grapes are accessible to all to explore and taste, specifically the 3 adjacent WNHS properties and their 101 residents.  During the growing season, WNHS hosts work parties which bring community members together to share knowledge of garden development and maintenance.