Mills Community Garden

About the Garden

The Mills Community Garden (MCG) began in 2011- 2012 through the efforts of Sustainable Klamath (SK), its members and valued friends. The garden is located in the Mills Addition neighborhood of Klamath Falls, at the corner of Richmond Street and Orchard Avenue. This is about two blocks west of Mills Elementary School. Klamath residents grow nutritious vegetables for themselves, often with the joyful participation of their children.

Construction and Facility

In addition to 44 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
  • a greenhouse donated by Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services and a grant from USDA.

Participating in the Garden

*We are currently seeking a new Garden Manager. If interested, please contact chair@sustainableklamath.org (as of Oct. 15, 2020). One of the opportunities of this position is communicating with the public using our facebook page! Mills Community Garden

To apply for a garden plot, fill out our form: English/Spanish

Scan the filled out form and send it to: mcg@sustainableklamath.org

History and Development

Victoria Schmitt graciously donates the use of this property to SK. In return SK pays the yearly property taxes. The labor and many of the materials for constructing the garden were donated. SK pays the City of Klamath Falls for the water used by gardeners. The labor and many of the materials for constructing the garden were donated. SK pays the City of Klamath Falls for the water used by gardeners. Students from nearby Mills Elementary School have often come to the Garden with their teachers to learn about gardening. Perri McDaniel, an OSU Master Gardender, designed the space.

Watering in the Mills Community Garden
Michael Beeby waters a friend’s lettuce patch in the Mills Neighborhood Community Garden on May 8, 2018.

The greenhouse took shape 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. During construction of the garden, one of the area nurseries donated and planted several fruit trees. Here is a descriptive article by former garden manager David King.