Community Gardens

two people planting flowers in a community garden plot
Enjoy the Bounty of the Earth

Since 1978, Eugene’s community gardens have been growing friendships, community involvement and an appreciation of the land. By giving participants the opportunity to cultivate their own gardens, the Community Gardens Program helps people experience a special connection to the earth and their community.

Download the Community Gardens Manual

How to apply for a plot

Our plots are full for the 2021 season. We will be accepting new inquiries between January 15th and February 15th to join the lottery for 2022. We will post the Plot Inquiry Form at that time.

There are six community gardens throughout Eugene with a total of more than 340 plots.

map of community garden sites

About the Plots

There are three plot sizes:

  1. Approx. 300 square-feet for $60 per year
  2. Approx. 600 square-feet for $100 per year
  3. Raised bed at Alton Baker for $25 per year

The cost includes access to garden tools and water. Most plots are staked and numbered. Each garden has a site coordinator who can help answer questions, share expertise and assist with problems or concerns that arise.

Resources for Gardeners

OSU Extension Master Gardener Program

Find resources, take courses, or submit questions to master gardeners.

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