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, just south of Pioneer Street.
All gardeners are required to complete an application form and pay for the plot fee each year.
Plots are assigned on a first come, first served basis with preference to gardeners who were assigned plots from a previous year.
A plot will not be assigned to any gardener until the required application 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 31. Each household may lease one plot during the initial registration period.
During April, any remaining plots will be assigned to individuals on the waiting list.
During May, gardeners with assigned plots may secure additional plots if available.
If any plots remain unassigned, advertising will be done to recruit additional gardeners. To apply, please complete the Community Garden Application and return it to the City of Ridgefield along with your payment.