Our 501(c)3 non-profit organization manages ten 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. Gardens are filled first by returning gardeners, then on a first-come, first-served basis.
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!
SURPRISE! We are starting our Returning Gardener plot sign-up early! You asked and we listened. We know you are anxious to plant that garlic before winter. Now you can. If you are a returning gardener, who is wanting your same plot for next year, you will be able to sign up this fall. Sign-ups for returning gardeners will be open October 20, 2023 – March 1, 2024. Returning gardeners will be sent an email with instructions as well as a sign-up link on October 18th.
Sign-ups for New Gardeners will open March 16, 2024.
Calling all Soup Lovers!
We’d love to have your favorite recipes for a Helena Community Gardens Soup Cookbook.
Over several years, Board members, staff, and volunteers of HCG have served many delicious soups for the Wednesday Community Dinners at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. We’ve often been asked for the soup recipes and have decided to compile these recipes and other favorites into a cookbook as a fundraiser for Helena Community Gardens.
If you would like to sponsor a plot for someone who may not have the resources to pay a plot fee, please consider making a donation to Helena Community Gardens and designate it as a plot sponsorship. We thank you for your generosity!
If you have any questions, or concerns, please email us at [email protected].