Vancouver community garden plot registration now open

Registration will remain open until all plots are claimed

VANCOUVER — Looking for a place to exercise your green thumb? Vancouver Parks and Recreation’s Community Garden Program has a plot to meet your needs.

The city of Vancouver is home to five public community gardens. Photo courtesy of city of Vancouver
The city of Vancouver is home to five public community gardens. Photo courtesy of city of Vancouver

Registration is now open for community garden plots at multiple locations to help you have a bountiful harvest this season.

While in the garden, you can meet new people with similar interests and share tips, tricks, seeds and recipes. Initial registration is limited to one plot per person. If there are any unclaimed plots available after the initial registration period, they can be claimed starting March 30. Community garden plots are available at five sites throughout Vancouver:

  • Fruit Valley Neighborhood Park (W. 31st Street and Fruit Valley Road)
  • Marshall Community Park (1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.)
  • Campus Garden (N.E. Campus Drive and 65th Avenue)
  • Ellsworth Road Garden (S.E. 10th Street and Ellsworth Road)
  • LeRoy Haagen Community Park (N.E. Ninth Street, West of N.E. 136th Avenue)

Gardeners must register for a plot in person at Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. Garden plots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will remain open until all plots are claimed.

Tentative Community Garden Schedule

Please note, all dates are dependent on weather conditions.

Site preparation and tillingEarly April
Staking and stringingBy April 24
Start of plantingBy April 25
Last day of seasonNov. 8
Clean-up completedNov. 9

Community Garden Plot Costs

Plot Size/TypeCity ResidentNon-city Resident
General Public  
20′ x 20′$48$54
10′ x 10′$25$28
Raised beds/containers$19$21
   
Seniors (age 65+)  
20′ x 20′$38$42
10′ x 10′$20$22
Raised beds/containers$14$16

Learn more at https://www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/community-gardens or by calling Marshall Community Center at 360-487-7100.

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