Covington loves to garden. We wanted to highlight a few other gardening projects and businesses in the city! Do you know of anything that should be added? Message us!
Goebel Community Garden - New for 2019 - This community garden at the northwest corner of Goebel Park near the pollinator garden is organized by Redden Gardens and the Residents of MainStrasse Association. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dalton Street Community Garden located at 7th and Dalton St in Mainstrasse
Randolph Park Urban Orchard - Not too far from Redden Gardens near the Shelter on the south side of Randolph Park is an urban orchard (Fruits, berries, and nuts) and berry garden which in a few years should reach maturity.
Randolph Park Community Garden - Removed when Park was redeveloped, the urban orchard is a spiritual successor
Gardening Projects in Covington
Covington Victory Garden - New for 2020 - A combined effort between Redden Gardens, The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington and the Civic Garden center, the Covington Victory Gardens initative pairs neighborhood mentors with novice gardeners and at home gardens. Fifteen families/homes were selected for victory gardens and giving the supplies and materials to build and plant a 4x8 raised bed or a container garden based on what they like to eat. Our gardeners were paired with mentors to guide them along the way and answer their questions. At this time, the gardeners have started to make their first harvests!
Latonia Elementary Herbmania and Urban Garden - A beautiful garden education program that takes place at Latonia Elementary. Stay tuned for Plant sales, Market Days and their Chopped Events or enjoy their fresh produce at some local restaurants. Pay attention to their page for more details.
Environmental Studies Club - Keep Covington Beautiful organizes the Environmental Studies Club for a few public schools in the city, to teach students what it means to garden, live green, and take care of their environment.
Community Supported AgricultureCommunity-supported agriculture (CSA model) is a system that connects the producer and consumers within the food system more closely by allowing the consumer to subscribe to the harvest of a certain farm or group of farms prior to the season, allowing the farmer and consumer to share in the risk and the reward.
Farm right in the Urban core (12th and Russell). Buy a share in the beginning of the CSA season and enjoy ultra local fresh produce sustainably grown in the city.
Covington's Farmers Market- A year round Farmers Market that takes place on a closed 3rd St between Scott Blvd and Greenup Street every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Refer to the Facebook page for inside locations during the colder months.
Mayors Monarch Pledge - A city website is in the works. There are currently a few Monarch Waystations/gardens in the city, including one in Goebel Park near 5th street, at 6th and Scott by the corner of Gateway and in Devou Park. More information to come...
Grow the Cov - This project advocated for gardening in the urban core. They provided soil to community gardens through a grant from DevouGood as well as helped to create the Orchard Park project.
Covington Garden Businesses
Garden Grove Organics - Located a couple blocks north of the Garden, they provide great expertise in hydroponics, grow lights and other gardening techniques advantageous for urban gardening
Fedders Feed and Seed - Located conveniently on Russel St south of 12, this is a great source for feed and gardening needs. Also, in the Spring, they have a good selection of plants outside for your planting needs, as well as bulk potatoes, onion sets, and seeds indoors.