Garden Leader Profile: Don Day

When the Broadway Christian Church decided to start a public community garden four years ago, Don Day volunteered to coordinate it. Under his guidance, the garden has expanded to 96 plots with over 60 families from all over the city tending them. Day says his absolute favorite part of the program is working with the many refugee families that have plots there. (The Columbia Refugee Garden currently adjoins the community garden at Broadway Christian Church.)

In addition to gardening, Day is also a Sunday school teacher and head of the Mission and Outreach Ministry Team for his church. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri and the former coordinator of the MU Extension Master Gardener program. Day currently works part time running the energy education program for MU Extension.

Day and his wife Fran have 3 children and 4 grandchildren, all of whom live in Columbia.

– Profile by Francie Szostak