Since 2011, the Co-op Community Gardens at Valley Natural Foods have provided a growing space where individuals in the community can grow their own produce and herbs in a friendly, organic environment.
Community Garden plots are available each Spring on a first-come, first-served basis. Each April, returning gardeners are given the opportunity to reclaim their spot for another year. Any available spots are filled by a waiting list. For more information on signing up for the waiting list, see Customer Service or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Member fees are $15.00 per plot. Non-member fees are $18.00 per plot. Gardeners must also pay a $15.00 clean-up deposit that is returned if the garden plots are cleaned and restored at the end of the season.
The growing season officially starts May 1st, though some garden areas may be available sooner than that if the weather cooperates. Gardens remain open until October 15th. Opening and closing dates are weather permitting.
There are circular, “Key hole” plots that are eight feet in diameter, as well as “Field” plots that are approximately four feet wide by six feet long. There are additional growing spaces that can be utilized cooperatively by community gardeners.
Gardeners can harvest their own produce or opt to have it harvested and donated to local food shelves by volunteers.
Contact customer service at 952-891-1212 and ask for our Garden Coordinator Erika. She can also be reached via email at email@example.com