Grow with us in our Community Garden

The Rio Grande Community Garden consists of two acres of bustling activity from pollinators to cultivators, and serves our city with an abundance of seeds, workshops, mentorship, and community events to give gardeners and members of the public opportunities to grow their own food, support local food networks, and build a network of friends, neighbors, and engaged citizens.

In keeping with RGCF’s ideals, the garden encourages practices such as minimal tillage, heavy mulching, and other soil-building techniques, and prohibits the use of chemical fertilizers and GMO plants.

What you give :

  • Membership Fees – $60 per row*
  • Winter Volunteer Commitments :
    three hours per month (Nov-Feb)
  • Growing Season Volunteer Commitments :
    six hours per month (Mar-Oct)
  • Suggested Weekly Time on Your Row – 4-9 hours per week

*Scholarships are available. Please review the row agreement below.

What you receive :

  • As much produce as your commitment, the weather, and the bugs allow!
  • Access to a wealth of seeds, from native flowers to heirloom fruits and vegetables
  • Routine irrigation for rows
  • Access to a variety of hand tools, including shovels, hoes, rakes, and more
  • Soil-building components such as manure and compost (made on-site by fellow gardeners!)
  • Free attendance at bi-monthly workshops and community gatherings
  • Mentorship and guidance from the Garden Coordinator and fellow gardeners
  • Friends and good exercise

Ready to sign up for a row of your own?

Contact Garden Coordinator