• Waynesville Community Garden



    The Waynesville Community Garden builds upon the foundation of the community to promote healthy lifestyles and education on gardening; to have youth and community members working to sustain the garden to provide fresh vegetables for their peers and community.

    The Community Garden allows afterschool programs, community groups, and individuals to adopt a plot to grow crops. The community garden also hosts educational events to teach children agricultural techniques and the importance of healthy food.

    The Community Garden has four goals:

    • Facilitate youth and community members with opportunities for service learning
    • Supply community members with an area to learn to garden for themselves
    • Provide educational opportunities for students and the community
    • Continued upkeep and coordination of the garden for years to come 


    The Waynesville Community Garden is currently accepting applications for plots.  Plots are provided for community members at no cost.  Application can be downloaded here.  All Waynesville Community Garden participants must have a Waynesville R-VI School District Volunteer Background Form on file.


    The Waynesville Community Garden will open for planting on March 2, 2019. 


    Community Garden




Snack in a Pack
Snack in a Pack (SIAP) provides supplemental food packs over weekends and holiday breaks for students who may otherwise go hungry while not in school. Snack in a Pack is managed by the Waynesville AmeriCorps VISTA program. 
SIAP provides weekly meals for approximately 325 students within the Waynesville R-VI School District. SIAP is a 100% donation-driven program that relies on the generosity of its partners, donors, and the multitude of community volunteers to continue its mission to feed hungry children and improve educational success.
The cost to support each student receiving a pack is approximately $200 for the school year. With the current number of student recipients, the total cost to feed all of them is approximately $65,000 each year. Snack in a Pack is always in need of donations (monetary or in-kind) and the help of volunteers interested in supporting the program. 
Schools served by the program include:
Williams Early Childhood Center
East Elementary 
Freedom Elementary
Partridge Elementary
Thayer Elementary
Wood Elementary
Waynesville Sixth Grade Center
Waynesville Middle School
Waynesville High School
Waynesville Career Center