We envision a lively community garden space where you can get your hands dirty, grow food for your families, meet your neighbours, re-localize food production, and contribute to the regenerative stewardship project at the Sandown Centre.
The community gardens are accessible from Glamorgan Road, adjacent to the farmed area and Sandown’s central hub.
We offer both 4ft x 10ft raised beds (using Douglas fir that once lined the Sandown horse stables), and larger in-ground allotment plots for more experienced gardeners.
Locals are invited to become part of the community gardens by renting an allotment. The annual cost which includes the water use and tool access is $100 for a raised bed and $50 per 10’ x 4’ for an in-ground bed.
Your plot/allotment will be your own to care for through the year. Additionally, we will host several group work sessions through the year for your chance to meet neighbours and work together.
At this point, we have full registration for the community gardens, but are opening up new garden beds. If you are interested in joining the wait list, email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org