Community Garden

Did you know that a community garden, a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people, improves health through increased fresh vegetable consumption, provides a venue for exercise, connects people to the environment and creates social community?

The mission of the Ridgefield community garden is to improve community health by providing citizens the opportunity to locally raise healthy foods and ornamental flowers and plants. Grow your own food, build relationships and community, get exercise, and live healthy!

The garden is located on S. 5th Avenue, at the east end of Sargent St in downtown Ridgefield.

Assigning Plots

Applications are filled on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to prior garden participants. Assignments will not be made until the fee is paid and the application form is signed.

  • All gardeners are required to complete an application form and pay the plot fee
    each year.
  • Plots are assigned in a first come, first served basis with preference to gardeners who were assigned a plot(s) the previous year.
  • A plot will not be assigned to any gardener until the required applications form(s) and fees are paid.
  • The annual schedule for assigning plots is as follows.
    • For gardeners who have an assigned plot and want to retain a plot, forms and fees must be submitted to the City between January 1 and March 15. Each household may lease one plot in the initial registration period.
    • March 16 – April 15, any remaining plots will be assigned to individuals on the waiting list.
    • April 16 – May 15, gardeners with assigned plots may secure additional plots if available.
    • If any plots remain unassigned, plots will be assigned to new gardeners.

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