The Gardens In the News
In August of 2011, The Rangely Community Gardens held an open house to honor the founders of the project, which began in 2009 and had come to fruition by 2011. Lisa Hatch, the president of the Rangely Community Gardens and mayor Paula Davis recognized Peggy Rector and Phyllis Henley as the founders of the project. 

Full Article Published by the Herald Times, 2011
‚ÄčAs the gardens geared up for the second year of growing, the project gained support from many sources. In 2012, the gardens was comprised of two main areas, the tenant plots and the community garden that supplied produce for the farmers market. 
"We're going to make (the gardens) self sustaining," Lisa Hatch said. 

Published by the Herald Times, 2011
Community enjoys fruits (and vegetables) of labor

After several months in 2012, Rangely Community Gardens volunteers shared the bounty of their produce during a biweekly farmers market. All the proceeds from the market went back toward the next year's supplies, seeds and fertilizer.  

Some of the produce went to residents at the White River Apartments and Eagle Crest Assisted living. Many community groups helped with the gardens, from 4-H girls and Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts and Royal Rangers to others. 

Published by the Herald Times, 2012
As the gardens geared up for the second year of growing, the project gained support from many sources. In 2012, the gardens was comprised of two main areas, the tenant plots and the community garden that supplied produce for the farmers market. 
"We're going to make (the gardens) self sustaining," Lisa Hatch said. 

Published by the Herald Times, 2012
 
Rangely's Harvest Bowls Festival was a HUGE hit in 2013, drawing in around 200 people to the Rangely Community Gardens and also netted more than $7,000 that went toward four local non-profit groups and one global relief organization.

Local artists Beth Wiley and Julia Davis made hundred of handmade bowls that were decorated vegetables drawn by Parkview Elementary School students. The event was held at The Gardens, made festive through harvest themed decorations and helped many to visit The Gardens for the first time. 

The proceeds went to local organizations New Eden Pregnancy Care Services, Giant Step Preschool and Childcare Center, The Rangely Moms Group, the Community gardens and the global relief group Help One now. 
Since the Gardens' inception, Sharon Stewart kept her hope of growing a pumpkin patch for kids . In 2014 The Gardens, with the CSU Extension office and Rangely 4-H provided more than enough pumpkins for the elementary-aged children but toddlers, siblings, seniors and by donation, many adults were able to take a pumpkin home. 

The inspiration for the pumpkin patch was based around watching her own children be able to select a pumpkin from locals, Don and Laurel Polley who grew a pumpkin patch on an acre of land near their home each year for the children in town to choose from. It was a way of bringing back that dream. 


Published by the Herald Times 2014
Northwest Pipeline Vernal District of Williams Pipeline chose the Rangely Community Gardens for the company's 2015 Day of Caring, which is a "component of the company's annual United Way services projects" according to an article in the Herald Times. 

In eight hours the works built a lean-to shed to store, and protect garden equipment, constructed a pergola for Shade in the Children's Garden, made boxes to separate individual garden plots, spread mulch on garden pathways and rebuilt dilapidated picnic tables.