Growing Healthy Communities
Our Community Gardens offer plots around the Capital Region to anyone interested in growing their own produce. Gardeners receive nutritional, recreational, social and physical benefits from tending plots.
Growing nutritious food can change a life!
What is a Community Garden?
A Community Garden is a parcel of land that has been divided into individual garden plots. Capital Roots transforms neglected private and public land into vibrant, food-producing spaces that beautify our cities. Make a tax-deductible land donation to create a lasting legacy through our urban land trust.
How it works
After applying, someone from the gardens team will reach out to you about plot availability in Community Gardens near you! If your application is accepted we will start you on the path to growing your own food!
Once you have filled out the link above, our gardens team will review your application and reach out with available orientation dates.
Orientations are held throughout April for new participants. In order to register for a garden plot, attendance at orientation is required. During these orientations, you will learn the ins and outs of participating in a Community Garden and select your plot.
There is a suggested $45 donation to sign up for a standard plot. Donations are greatly appreciated and help support this program. The average cost to operate each plot is over $200 per year. If you have expendable income and garden with us, please consider giving more to support the continuation of the program for everyone.
Map of Our Community Gardens
2024 Spring Work Parties
Each season, gardeners are required to attend work parties to help prepare, beautify and repair gardens for the growing season!