Community Gardening in San Diego
Community Gardening Advice and Resources is now nationally recognized that community gardening improves people’s quality of life by providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, stimulating social interaction, encouraging self-reliance, beautifying neighborhoods, producing nutritious food, reducing family food budgets, conserving resources and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy and education. The American Community Garden Association has lots of advice and many resources.
A community garden located at the Tierra Santa Lutheran Church on Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
In 2009 a community garden was started in Ramona.
Locally you may wish to know:
- How to start up a community garden?
- Is there an local group that provides oversight?
- What if you just want a wildlife habitat garden?
San Diego Community Garden Network (SDCGN)
San Diego has wonderful resources for organizing and networking local community gardens. The San Diego Community Garden Network has a website which may assist local neighborhoods to organize. Here you'll find maps, partnerships, and opportunities to get involved.
A Start-up Guide for Community Gardens
The Cooperative extension office of LA has a community garden startup guide with some good advice for helping start up community gardens and offers some valuable planning assistance.
Community Wildlife Habitats
Some communities may be interested in promoting wildlife habitat gardens along with food gardens. The National Wildlife Federation has a program to assist communities to build and sustain these open spaces.
San Diego Master Gardener Association
The San Diego Master Gardener Association has a graphical information system (GIS) presentation of community gardens. You can see local gardens on a map to locate one near you, and then find further information about that garden.