The Supermarket Park was born in 2012. Spurred by a Bosch Tool employee who heard of our work on a radio broadcast on WCBU, Bosch Tool reached out with the vision for a corporate sponsored and employee maintained community garden. We searched for a location and found a wonderful partnership with His Helping Hands – a local not for profit. Through their generosity, the Supermarket Park has a home at the corner of Western Avenue and Marquette Street in the South Village of Peoria.
The Supermarket Park is home to over 40 raised square foot garden beds. These beds grow produce such as strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce, radish, collards, peppers, cucumber and plants such as black-eyed susan, zinnias and sunflowers. The Park has no fencing and is open to the public to harvest what they need. We just ask that a few weeds be pulled along the way.
Bosch Tool has since left the Peoria area. We continue the vision for a freely accessible community garden and rely on individuals, families and groups of volunteers to help maintain the garden beds. We invite you to be a part of a truly unique project designed to be a part of and give back to the community it serves.
South Garden and Learning Center
The South Garden and Learning Center is a community garden located on Peoria Park District land at Logan Park. It is the home of 2 large fenced gardens, boasting over 50 raised square foot garden beds. This garden grows produce harvested by volunteer groups which is given away for free on the Mobile Fresh Food Van. Contact us if you would like to be a part of this exciting, innovative garden.
We would like to acknowledge the support of Peoria Park District and Christ Lutheran Church and School for their commitment to helping to sustain these gardens.