The Jessie May Olsen Memorial Community Garden is a community lead initiative in Monte Vista.
The Garden is named in the memory of resident Wanda Hawman's late aunt, Jessie May Olsen, she was well-known and respected throughout the community. Wanda has volunteered a portion of her property to house the community garden.
The Jessie May Olsen Memorial Community Garden is on the east side of Monte Vista and at 1703 Huxley Avenue. The Garden is easily accessed by going just two blocks north from US-160.
The gardening season in the San Luis Valley is brief, generally going from early May through September/October.
The Garden is open daily from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and weekly work sessions are held Wednesday evenings from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
For more information, contact Jim Poston at 303-453-9290, or Wanda Hawman at 505-506-6077.