Improve the quality of your community and help beautify your neighborhood while getting to know your neighbors. Enjoy the outdoors, exercise, and enhance your quality of life by gardening. Gain more self-reliance by producing healthy, organic, local food.
Update: All of our community gardens are full for this year, but you can still join the waitlist for a plot in a future year!
Participating in a Community Garden
A community garden is a shared space. Gardeners not only take care of their own garden plots, but they also maintain common areas in the garden. Your involvement will ensure a vibrant, safe, and bountiful garden environment, inspiring the entire community. With your help, Summit Community Gardens will be a thriving space to gather, learn, and grow.
Summit Community Gardens is committed to organic gardening and requires the same from our gardeners. The use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides is not allowed.
Maintaining Your Garden Plot
A garden plot is a commitment of time and constant effort. You should expect to spend 2-3 hours a week during the season.
Reserving and Renewing Your Garden Plot
Assignment of garden plots will be on a first come, first serve basis. The standard plot will be approximately 4’ by 16’.
The plot fee of $95 is due in full before October 31st to reserve your plot for the following season.
Gardeners who fulfill all of the necessary requirements, including plot maintenance, meeting attendance, volunteer hours, and behavior expectations, may renew their same plot for the following season.
Benefits and Rewards
Despite the extra responsibilities, community gardening is popular! While you can look forward to fresh flowers and veggies, you can also learn about your community and neighborhood, make new friends, connect with nature, learn new gardening skills, gain leadership experience, participate in garden potlucks and events, and access to Summit Community Gardens' workshops, as well as be a part of securing green space in your community.