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Community Garden Resources

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Please remember that all First Community Housing community garden spaces are kept ORGANIC (without pesticides) and all gardeners are responsible for maintaining an organic environment. Gardeners are also responsible for preserving any tools or resources provided by management for gardening including: water, shovels, wheel barrows, etc.

For your review, the Community Garden Rules are available for download below:

Community Garden Rules


Pre-Planting: Knowing your garden environment

Every garden environment is unique depending on area and location. Take some time to get to know your garden environment to understand how to best cater to your garden space. The links below provide more information to help get to know your garden environment.

What/When to Plant

The type of plant and timing of planting are both essential to ensure successful plant growth. Below are guides to help determine what you can plant in your garden and when.

How to Plant

The process of planting is just as important as knowing the environment and needs of your plants. Understanding the best practices for planting can make all the difference for plant survival.

Plant Care


While water is essential to plant care, it is also a precious natural resource that should be used sparingly and with care. The links below provide more information on how to properly water plants while being mindful of water usage.


Mulch and compost can be added to gardens to increase the performance and longevity of soil. Understanding the uses for each can help increase the live and vibrance of your garden.

Tree Care

While some garden bugs are invasive and harmful, many are essential to garden success! Determining the friends and foes of gardening can help keep our gardens thriving.​


REMINDER: All community gardens are to be kept ORGANIC, prohibiting the use of any pesticides. There are many all-natural ways to manage garden pests without pesticides! 


If you or others around you are in need of Emergency Food, many local resources are available
to support you.


* Call 211: 211 is a referral service connecting individuals to human services near them. Specialists can provide information for many services, including food resources. The line is free and available 24/7 in 150 languages. All calls are confidential.

* Aunt Bertha: Aunt Bertha is an online database connecting individuals to social services based on zip code. Information on food includes: Emergency Food, Food Delivery, Food Pantries, Help Paying for Food, Meals and Nutrition Education.

* Second Harvest Food Bank: Second Harvest is committed to providing free healthy food to anyone in need. You can call 1-800-984-3663 or visit their website using the QR code for more information.

Growing food costs can put a strain on household budgets and make it difficult to financially keep up. If 
you are in need of additional financial assistance for food, the resources below can connect you to funds

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