Rochester Rotary lends a hand and funds for park amenity in Rochester Hills Community Garden at Wabash Park

The City of Rochester Hills’ first Community Garden has started to take shape at Wabash Park with the support of volunteers and community organizations. In support of the project, the Rochester Rotary assisted with both donating funds to install a drinking fountain and by getting their hands a little dirty to help with the build out. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

“The Community Garden at Wabash Park will be a great enhancement to the park and the drinking fountain is a much-needed amenity for those who gather for gardening and recreation,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “We appreciate everyone who has supported this project by giving their time and talent.”

Community gardens have become a welcome outdoor activity for residents of all ages. The ability to garden locally offers nutritious, high quality food for residents and their families. It also allows the city another chance to give back to community kitchens and those in need.

“The Rochester Hills Community Garden provides a great educational tool for youngsters to learn about nature and the importance of community and stewardship,” said Rochester Rotarian, Jerry Carvey.

The community is invited to rent their own piece of the garden. Plot rental fees are $30 per year for residents and $35 for non-residents. Applications are available online at or by calling 248-656-0999.

The Rochester Rotary is dedicated to offering Service Above Self both in the Rochester area and across the globe through local endeavors, Rotary Charities and community projects. For more information on Rochester Rotary, visit

Established in 1984, the City of Rochester Hills is a prosperous community offering residents and businesses superior services. Voted one of the top places to live by several sources including CNN Money magazine and, Rochester Hills is committed to sustaining its position among the nation’s preeminent places to live, work and raise a family. Through the city’s focus on health, education and technology, the community continues to attract forward-thinking leaders and businesses.


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