Elk Grove Community Garden
big thanks to John Dumas and Alon Asphalt-Elk Grove, for their many generous donations and support of the Garden. |
We couldn't function half as well without your supoort and that of our community!
of us wish we could grow our own vegetables but may not have a place
to grow or the know-how. The Elk Grove Community Garden and Learning
Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization devoted to providing
just the place where individuals and families can successfully grow
fresh, healthy produce and to socialize with other gardeners. The
garden is run by a board of community volunteers that love to garden.
In addition to growing plots, a variety of classes in gardening are offered
To educate the general public as to the benefits of gardening, to provide individuals and families the opportunity to grow healthy food, to demonstrate and teach ecologically sound gardening and landscaping techniques and to provide public service through community involvement.
Many of you have expressed interest in supporting our work at the Garden. There are many ways to help,
one way is by making a tax deductible donation in support of our mission.
Click on the "Donate" button on the left. Once there, you can donate via credit card or PayPal.
Your support will be gratefully appreciated!
Garden plots are
rented out for $45 per year plus a commitment of 12 volunteer hours
to overall garden improvement each year. Come join us. Plot Application (2pg/.pdf) and Guidelines & Agreement (2pg/.pdf)
There are eighty-four
4'x16' wooden raised beds plus ten 24" high ADA plots with sidewalk
access for community members with disabilities.
We provide expert
gardening advice from Master Gardeners and garden experts plus hands-on
Gardeners at the
EGCG are encouraged to use organic fertilizers, and to limit the use
of pesticides and herbicides.
Members are also encouraged to donate
excess produce to the local food bank or to adopt a plot devoted to
growing produce for the Elk Grove Food Bank.
The Community Garden
also has small demonstration gardens with roses, fruit trees, table
grapes and berries.
If you are interested in renting a plot first read the guidelines and then print out and complete the application. DO NOT send a check. Mail it to: Elk Grove Community Garden 10025 Hampton Oak Drive, Elk Grove CA 95624. You will be put on a waiting list and contacted when a plot is available. Most plots become available in February but some do open up during the year.
If you are interested in volunteering to adopt a Food Bank Plot and grow vegetables to be given to the Food Bank please write a note on the application. There is no charge for a Food Bank Plot but you will be responsible for seeds/plants and amendments.