Opportunity Gardens

The Opportunity Gardens Program empowers people to grow food for themselves by providing mentoring services and garden supplies through our Opportunity Garden Program. The program is open to all low-income residents of Columbia, Missouri.

*You must be committed to taking care of your vegetable garden for several years. CCUA will support you as you become an independent gardener. You are responsible for maintaining and caring for your vegetable garden.

What you do:

  1. Download and fill out the household application and landlord agreement. Remember to mail or drop off your application.
  2. Meet with CCUA staff in your yard or future garden site for an evaluation.
  3. Help install your garden beds with CCUA staff.
  4. Meet with CCUA to get basic essential tools and educational materials. (Mentoring is available for new gardeners.)
  5. CCUA mentors can give tips on preparing and preserving the food you grow.
  6. Enjoy growing your own food and sharing fresh food with family and friends.

For more information, contact Trish at OG@ColumbiaUrbanAg.org.

Want to Get Involved?

As a participant: For more information, contact Trish at OG@ColumbiaUrbanAg.org.

As a volunteer: Visit our volunteer page to learn more about volunteering with CCUA.