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

Submit the Plot Inquiry Form.  Given the limited number of plots available, all plot assignments are decided by lottery between January 15 and February 15. Any remaining plots after March 15 are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Low-income gardeners may submit a Community Garden Scholarship Application to receive a plot fee discount. 

Community Organizations may submit a Community Garden Partnership Application to have the plot fee waived.

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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