Garden Project

Current News:

Thank you to everyone who made the last season a success!

2016 Garden Fact Sheet

T-shirt orders! We are selling T-shirts with the garden logo on them for $10 each. To place an order, please call Molly Zimmerman (243-7789) or fill out the following form:

T-shirt order form

Volunteer Sign-up: We are in need of volunteers to help plant, water, weed, harvest and more! Sign up on the form below, or contact Molly Zimmerman (243-7789) to sign up or for more information. If you would like to be added to the food shelf garden volunteer e-mail list, please let us know.

Volunteer sign-up

Wish List:

Split from your garden plants: rhubarb, chives, and herbs

Gently used wheel barrows, wagons, picnic tables, garden tools, chairs, clean straw and shredded paper, empty ice cream pails and plastic coffee containers, boards for raised beds (2x6, 2x8, or 2x10). Seeds including: carrot, beet, kohlrabi, zucchini, cucumber, radish, zucchini, seed potatoes (Kennebec and Nor land), yellow onion sets, lettuce seeds and money. Everything helps!

Tax deductible checks can be written to: Paynesville Community Service Center, and on the memo line- Garden and give to Molly Zimmerman (243-7789). Monetary donations of $25 and over will be commemorated by a brick with your name painted on it in the “pathway of giving” by the garden.

Gifts of $35 can buy a memorial fruit tree, which will be marked with a personalized painted brick.

We would like to thank the Paynesville Township and many community members that have already made generous donations! See the "Budget" tab for more details.

Garden Location:

The garden is located on township land near the Paynesville skating arena. The approximate address is 28780 Koronis Drive. Look for the garden and fence behind the outdoor skating rink. 


Mission Statement for the Paynesville Food Shelf Garden

To organize volunteers to work together to grow fresh, seasonal, local produce.  Most of the produce will be donated to benefit the food shelf.  The remainder will be given away in an “exchange” program. All volunteers may exchange one hour of labor in the garden for two pounds of vegetables.This exchange program will attract workers as well as benefit people in need but not qualified to receive services from the Paynesville Community Service Center (PCSC).This organization seeks to empower people to work cooperatively with each other and build community connections.By working together, our goal is to educate volunteers, youth and community gardeners by promoting healthy eating and an active lifestyle.  We will also volunteer at the Community Service Center to demonstrate how to prepare vegetables in a safe, delicious and healthy way, providing samples and ingredients when possible.