SPRINGFIELD — Residents of the Thurston neighborhood here will have a chance to get into the dirt and get vegetables growing — even if they don’t have a yard. 

Catholic Community Services of Lane County, Weyerhaeuser forest products and Willamette Park and Recreation District have teamed up to create a community garden with 24 plots available for lease. Volunteers will farm one large plot and send that produce to local food pantries. 

Still needed are shovels, cultivators, hand trowels, spades, a pitchfork, a wheelbarrow, a picnic table with a shade umbrella, pallets for a composting system and loads of wood chips. 

To donate, contact organizers at windomtanner@gmail.com or 541-913-9472.