Community Gardens


Community Gardens bless both
the gardener and the receiver. 
  • Neighbors enjoy working together, and becoming better friends.

  • Everyone enjoys sharing with those in need.

  • Provide an enjoyable way to get exercise. 

  • Another way to get out and enjoy nature. 

Statistics
  • Prices for garden beds vary between $25 and $35 for a growing season. Some community gardens will negotiate a bed price on a sliding scale depending on a person's income. 
What You Can Do
  • Participate in a community garden.   Contact a community garden to reserve a garden space for you.  Find a list of all Community Gardens in Spokane County at:
    Spokane Community Gardens Association
    http://spokanegardens.com 

  • Plan a community garden.

    • Talk with friends and neighbors, sharing your idea and asking them to join you.
    • Assess the skills and resources within your group (construction, fencing, gardening knowledge, fundraising, leadership).
    • Hold a public meeting for the entire community to invite their participation. 
    • Establish rules, appoint a manager and determine how to register participants. 
    • Raise money and gather needed materials to build the garden. 
    • Design the garden.  The soil in raised beds warms quickly in the summer. 
    • Purchase soil and fertilizer. 

  • Real Food Spokane.  Learn about nutrition, gardening, farmers markets, and ways you can get involved in making fresh, local food available to area residents and institutions.  For more information, contact
    Nathan Calene
    Spokane Food Policy Council
    City of Spokane
    (509) 279-8596
    Email:  ncalene@spokanecity.org
    http://www.spokanefoodpolicy.org

Local Organizations
Additional Resources

Spokane area Community Gardens

(grouped by Neighborhood)

Spokane Community Gardens Association
(A program of Spokane Regional Health District and
WSU Spokane County Extension)  
Kathy Callum, President
http://spokanegardens.com