Garden With Us

Each of our community gardens provides participants with an individual plot, tools, water, compost, straw, common space and the knowledge and guidance of Garden Managers and the HCG network.
With these resources, and a little bit of persistence and patience gardeners cultivate food for their family, friends, and we encourage donations to Helena Food Share as well!


Welcome to our Helena Community Gardens
Our 501(c)3 non-profit organization manages nine gardens across our community where we provide seeds, tools, healthy soil and growing support for every level of gardener. To learn more check out this list of our gardens.

*** WATCH THIS SITE FOR THE 2023 PLOT SIGN-UP DATES ***

We usually have plots available in all of our gardens.
– Please fill out this form and indicate which gardens you would like to join.
– Within a week, a Garden Manager will respond letting your know about availability.
Gardens are filled first by returning gardeners, then on a first-come, first-served basis using this form.
You may be put on a waiting list if your top choice is filled. If you are flexible, we will work to fit you into another location that may have similar infrastructure.
If you have any questions, or concerns, please email us at [email protected]


RETURNING GARDENERS
Returning Gardener plots will become available in early March.
* Timeline to Reclaim Plot:  DATE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY 2023.  
Returning Gardener Sign Ups to come!  Link Here

Once you complete the Plot Sign Up and Gardener Agreement for Returning Gardeners 2023, you will be contacted by a Helena Community Garden Representative within two days. Plot fees will be requested ASAP.
Note:  Applications received after March 15th will be added to the wait list and assigned on first come, first served basis.


NEW GARDENERS may apply for a plot starting mid to late March. DATE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY 2023.


Please make sure we have your current contact information so we can touch base with you before the season begins!

Fee Waiver
We are able to provide a full or partial waiver for a limited amount of plots. To apply for a waiver, please include this information on the online form.

Sponsorships
If you would like to sponsor a plot for someone who may not have the resources to pay a plot fee, please indicate this on the online form.  We thank you for your generosity!