The Garden of Hope is coordinated by Oklahoma County Social Services and is located behind the Social Services facility at 7401 Northeast 23rd Street in Oklahoma City.
This garden grows vegetables for low income elderly people who cannot afford to have fresh produce in their diet. The garden is coordinated by Social Services, is cared for by the volunteers, and is overseen by a “garden coach” who advises us and helps take care of the garden as needed. We also have a Master Gardener as one of our primary volunteers.
The garden is maintained by volunteers from RSVP of Central Oklahoma and the TASK Impact Center, along with some individual volunteers. RSVP volunteers are senior volunteers who provide services to other seniors; TASK volunteers are reformed gang members who are working to keep young children from joining gangs and to help others find their way out of gangs.
The garden consists of 6 raised beds, 4 feet wide by 30 feet long, with drip irrigation. The beds are raised so that they can be worked from a scooter type of wheelchair, and a portion of the garden is set in concrete so that a traditional wheelchair can easily navigate.
If you are interested in volunteering with the garden project, please contact Terry Bolden at 405-713-1899.