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.



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.


REMINDER: Trees are only to be planted in designated areas and only with explicit permission to plant. 

Additional Tree Care Resources

Our City Forest


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!