Community Garden

"When gardeners garden, it's not just the plants that grow,  but the gardeners themselves."   ~Ken Druse

What is a Community Garden?

area of land that is made available to members of a community to grow vegetables, flowers, etc.  Plots of land are leased to the gardener for a small annual fee.

What are the benefits of the Community Garden?

  • It’s good for your health—providing the freshest and most  nutritious food to eat or share—and it’s great exercise, too.
  • Shrinks your “carbon footprint” by reducing fossil fuels used in growing, packaging, transporting, and refrigerating store-bought produce.
  • You can help others in your neighborhood by donating food to local shelters and food banks
  • Provides opportunities for inter-generational and cross-cultural connections
  • Provides educational opportunities for school and youth organizations

Tell me more…

The annual growing season is March through February. Individual plots are 20’ x 20’ and are leased on a yearly basis for a fee of $55,  which includes the plot and water.  Plots are released on a first-come, first-served basis. They are available to individuals or groups.    Gardeners must sign a written agreement prior to starting their garden.

As of mid July we have a few garden plots available in our Community Garden for a discounted price of $40 for a 20 X 20 plot readying for planting. You will rent the plot through March 2018! Contact Mike Bates to get your's today!

How do I get involved?

  • Lease a plot and plant a garden
  • Volunteer to help maintain the common garden area
  • Share your garden expertise by mentoring other gardeners or giving a workshop
  • Serve on the Community Garden Board
  • Make a monetary donation
  • Help deliver food to local food banks

Who can I contact?

Mike Bates: 951-264-2757