Welcome

Welcome to the Helena Community Gardens site!

HCG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making garden space accessible to all Helenans. We currently maintain nine gardens in the area, and are working on adding more.
Click the tabs above to learn more, including how you can get your own garden plot.  We also actively update our facebook page, so be sure to check there, also!

Buy your seeds from Renee’s Garden Seeds and 25% of the order value will be donated to HCG!

Great news!  If you purchase seeds from Renee’s Garden, you will be helping HCG out!

Simply go to www.reneesgarden.com and choose from the wide selection of seeds for heirloom and gourmet vegetables, cottage garden flowers and culinary herbs, special seed collections and great kitchen garden cookbooks.

At check out, just enter the code  FR861D in the coupon code box on the checkout page, and that’s it!  Renee’s Garden will send a year-end check to Helena Community Gardens for 25% of all orders that use this fundraising code. Code expires December 31 each year.

For full details, click the link below!

Fundraising Flyer

Helena Master Gardener Celebration–March 4th

As you begin to start thinking about warmer weather and getting back into the garden, the Gold Country Master Gardeners would like to remind you that the Helena Master Gardener Celebration will be on March 4, 2017.  They have an amazing line up of presentation topics and great presenters so we hope that you will join us!  You don’t need need to be a member, OR a Master Gardener to attend!  Register Here:  MG Celebration Registration Form

Seed Potatoes Available in January

MSU Extension will start taking Montana Certified Seed Potato orders in January.

This is only for those of you that need
5 pounds or more per variety of
seed potatoes.
If you need less than 5 pounds, please visit your local retailers; in the past, Valley Farms, GardenWerks, Tizer Gardens, and Murdochs, have sold MT Certified Seed Potatoes.
You can go to the program’s web site, www.mtseedpotato.org, to get more information about each variety. If you need 50 pounds or more of each variety, you can order directly online. Contact Brent with questions 406-447-8350!

L&C County Master Gardener Celebration–March 4, 2017

Please see the Registration Form for the 2017 Helena Master Gardener Celebration. 
We have an awesome group of presentations, local vendors, good food and networking opportunities planned for the day. We hope that you will join us for an educational and fun-filled day, so send in your registration early!
If you are interested in volunteering to help on the day of the Celebration we are offering $20 off your registration fee and you will be able to still participate in all the sessions! Contact Cheryl Belitsky  at 707-416-9066.  Also available is the Vendor Registration Form.

 

HCG Releases Impact Survey

In 2016, Helena Community Gardens surveyed current gardeners and garden managers.  After the results were compiled, they were studied and analyzed.  This survey will help for future planning, and also give a snapshot of who the organizations currently serves.

Thank you to the group who worked so hard on this:  Libby Khumalo, Patricia Christian, and Asha Consultants!

Link to survey:  Helena Community Gardens Impact Survey

Helena Food Collaborative Free Dinner!

Join HCG and other organizations for a free community dinner, Sunday, September 25th from 4-6pm.  Sponsored by The Helena Food Collaborative and hosted by Helena Food Share.

This Open House event is for all community members and will feature food made with locally grown produce prepared by high school chefs with help from Margaret at Benny’s Bistro.

Come enjoy live music along with information on community groups working to support the local food systems in and around Helena. The entire family is welcome! Please bring your own chair.
AERO – Alternative Energy Resources Organization
Helena Community Gardens
Kids Hunger Coalition
Cultivate Helena
Helena Food Share
Helena’s North Valley Cooperative CSA
Lewis and Clark County Extension
United Way of the Lewis & Clark Area
Helena Food Collaborative
Benny’s Bistro

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Thank You!

We are *SO EXCITED* to announce HCG has received a $3,000 grant from Town Pump Charitable Foundation!
This money will go towards a new shed at Selma Held garden, and updated watering system and soil improvements at Bausch garden.
We are so grateful for Town Pump and the Kenneally family!
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