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.
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.
- January 1 to March 15, applications are open for gardeners who were assigned a plot the previous year (“returning gardeners”) and want to retain the same plot. Each household may lease one plot during this time period.
- The remaining plots are assigned on a first come first served basis as follows:
- March 16 to April 15 – applications will be open for returning gardeners to obtain a different plot and for new gardeners. Priority will be given to returning gardeners.
- April 16 to May 15 – if any plots remain unassigned, gardeners with assigned plots may apply for and be assigned a second plot.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Galina Burley, Parks, Trails and Recreation Manager
City of Ridgefield