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!
GARDEN WITH US!
Check back in the spring to sign up for the 2018 season.
=> IMPORTANT DATES <=
Returning Gardeners Deadline to Claim Plot: Thursday, March 15, 2018 (the Ides of March!)
New Gardener Applications Due: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Note: Applications received after April 18th will be added to the wait list and assigned on first come, first served basis.
Payment due for your plot: Monday April 30, 2018
New Gardener Sign Ups Due: Sunday, April 15, 2018.
The first step is to fill out an online form, found here. We will contact you if the garden you are interested in has plot availability. Gardeners will be selected by first come first served, and desired garden location. If you find out you will be getting a plot, please read and fill out the Garden Agreement (download form here) and return to the Garden Manager. Payment is due April 30th.
Which garden? View list and map of community gardens with links to maps for each location.
Gardeners on the Wait list: Note: Applications received after April 15th will be added to the wait list. While you might not get a plot in your first choice of garden the first year, we keep an active waiting list that we work through the entire season. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.
Timeline to Reclaim Plot: January 1st – March 15, 2018
*Note: We need to receive an email or verbal confirmation in order to secure your plot for the next growing season. Please fill out the online form to let us know you are coming back.
You will need to fill out a new Garden Agreement (download form here) for 2018, and payment is due April 30th.
Please make sure we have your current contact information so we can touch base with you before the season begins!
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!
We have a limited number of scholarships available to provide a full or partial waiver of the plot rental fee. Recipients must still clean and winterize your plot in October and follow volunteering procedures. To apply for a scholarship, please include this information on the online form. Scholarship applications are due by April 15, 2018.