The Garden Board

2020

JACKIE LAWRENCE

Jackie was born and raised on the banks of the White River in Northeast Arkansas. Her dad was an avid gardener growing everything from squash and bell peppers to watermelon and cantaloupes. Her fondest memories involve climbing plumb trees and indulging herself freely much to the chagrin of her neighbor who owned said trees. In her adult life, she’s found that no place is “home” unless it has access to a major water source and a bustling farmers market. She enjoys fishing, hiking, and camping with her wife, kids, and cocker spaniel.

BOBBIE LAWRENCE

Bobbie is a Mom, a wife, an Episcopalian, and an avid reader. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. Bobbie grew up on a farm in Oklahoma. Some of her favorite memories are walking the garden and eating tomatoes right off the vine. She enjoys cooking but not baking. She’s passionate about caring for those in need and the Garden is the best way to do just that.

ROCHELLE FRANCO

Rochelle is a lover of The great outdoors, and she spends as much time outside as she can, kayaking, hiking, backpacking or even walking! When She is not spending time outside she is usually found in her kitchen whipping up a Meal full of vegetables for her beautiful family! This girl is passionate about all people having access to healthy/ fresh foods. 

Her favorite food is okra! 

PATTY ARNETT

Patty is the founding director of The Garden in Siloam Springs. Patty grew up in Tulsa Oklahoma.  She has always enjoyed gardening and has a love of teaching children where real food comes from.  Patty also owns The Café on Broadway with her wife Melissa in Siloam Springs. Patty has two adult children Tucker and Will, a daughter-in-law Madison and one sweet granddaughter Louise.  

MEGAN DENISON

JEANETTE WILLIAMS

SARAH BURR

HUGE THANKS

Without the help of many  dedicated people we would not be able to have a community garden.