Our garden began on Adams Street in 2006 when an acre of land became available to a group of garden enthusiasts. The desire was to provide Sisters area residents of all income levels the opportunity to grow fresh produce, to enhance members' gardening skills, and make excess produce available to local food banks.
A historic wagon (from the Paint Your Wagon movie we're told) was acquired and sat at the back of the property as a tribute to our western heritage.
At the conclusion of the 2012 growing season, the Garden was relocated to a new site on donated land adjacent to the Sisters Eagle Airport.
Grants from the Cultivating Local Food Program and the Sisters Garden Club helped with the purchase of materials for the perimeter fence, cedar 2 X 10s for raised beds, and an irrigation system. The garden now includes a greenhouse.
The Benson family, which owns the land, has graciously allowed us to use the property at no cost since 2012.