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.
To renew your plot rental for 2017, or to be added to the waiting list please contact the appropriate garden manager(s) or fill out a form here.
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!
Garden Managers have announced they are now accepting inquiries and sign ups for 2017 plots.
*Waukesha Garden has returning gardeners, and is currently full.*
As the 2017 gardening season approaches, we are looking to recruit more volunteers to help our gardens grow! We have needs and opportunities for all interest levels.
Please take a moment to look over the Volunteer Needs 2017 flier and consider sharing this info with others who might be interested in getting involved with HCG!
We will be sharing these needs through our email list, and Volunteer Helena.
Helena Community Gardens, has been selected as “Profile of the Week” on the Montana Rural Health Initiative website.
The profile is featured on RHI’s website (http://montanaruralhealthinitiative.info/) along with other great health initiatives across the state of Montana.
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!
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
MSU Extension will start taking Montana Certified Seed Potato orders in January.
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!
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.
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