“All the world’s problems can be solved in a garden.” Geoff Lawton
Never before has this quote seemed so appropriate. In this time of confusion and division, we need a place to unify, to calm, to inspire. A place in which to gather, to learn, and to grow. A garden holds magic, it holds peace.
At Summit Community Gardens, we hold those values and qualities to be the core of our existence. As a community garden, we gather together to experience nature, to bond over planting seeds, to nourish our bodies with freshly grown fruits and vegetables, and to engage as a community.
We share in a passion that growing food is a way to better health in all disciplines: physical, mental, and spiritual. We encourage the land to thrive as open space, as a beautiful haven of native plants and flowers. We feed the bees, which in turn help feed us. We inspire the community to learn, to grow on their own. We learn to feed our families, and to appreciate the journey from seed to plate. We are a space to gather, to learn, and to grow.
Empowering people to grow food sustainably by offering a space to gather, learn, and grow.
Since 2015, Summit Community Gardens has partnered with Summit County, the Summit Land Conservancy, and Basin Recreation to create and operate a 1.5 acre garden located in the Snyderville Basin. This space is now home to 88 community garden plots, perennial pollinator and firewise demonstration beds, vegetable demonstration beds, a beehive, a kids’ garden, and a compost center.
SCG is exicted to present “More Compost, Less Water” at Recycle Utah’s Annual Water Festival.
Join us in the garden for a casual Sunday afternoon. We will provide music, a garden education station, local business station, and good company. No tickets required. Bring your own camp chair, beverages, and smiles! No charge, although donations are always appreciated!
The Perennial Pollinator Class will go over the importance of our local pollinators and what we can do to protect them and help them thrive.
Learn how to prepare your garden for the growing season in a high altitude desert climate.
Join us for our annual party/fundraiser to kick off the season. We are so excited to be able to have Myrtle Rose in Kimball Junction as our gathering spot this spring. What better place to bring together our community gardeners and supporters for some good beer, good music, and a great time? All while raising money to help support our programs at the community garden!
Learn how to create and maintain landscapes around homes, cabins and other buildings to reduce fire risk and its likeliness to spread, using less water and maintaining a visually beautiful landscape.
Thinking about starting a bee hive? This class will teach you how to get started raising bees as well as maintain and encourage the bees all year long!
Have you ever considered how many cycles there are all around us? Join Summit Community Gardens and Recycle Utah for an unforgettable Summer Camp exploring the nature of cycles. Find out how things cycle from one use to another, from using food waste for compost to grow the vegetables we eat to the clothing we wear and every day containers. Dive into the investigation with us on the nature of cycles!
Designed for rising 3rd and 4th graders. Limited to 16 participants. 9:00-3:00 pm. $180.
If you're interested in scholarship opportunities for these camps, please contact Colie Belieu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover the insects found in a high desert environment. Learn what bugs are good and how they help a garden grow delicious vegetables with the Swaner Preserve and Eco Center. Explore what different and similar insects can be found at the Swaner Preserve and learn their purpose. Then, complete art and science projects inspired by the adventures out in the gardens!
Designed for rising kindergartners. Limited to 12 participants. 9:00 - 12:00 pm. $85.
This is a partner camp with Swaner Preserve and Eco Center. Drop off and pick up is at Summit Community Gardens.
This camp is currently full, but you never know…things happen! Sign up here for the wait list.