Most plots are annual rentals available for the summer season from about May 25 to the 3rd Sunday in October. These plots are tilled and staked by the staff of the Cooperative Extension Urban Agriculture Program. You can keep the same plot from one season to the next if you renew your rental by April 1st.
“Permanent” garden plots are available in some locations to allow gardeners to grow perennial fruits and vegetables such as raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries and asparagus. “Permanent” plots also afford gardeners an opportunity to grow early and late season vegetables such as spinach and collards. These plots are rented from January through December. Gardeners are responsible for tilling and maintaining their plots. Tall structures and trees are not allowed. Plots should look tidy in winter. You can keep the same plot from one season to the next if you renew your rental by April 1st. To be eligible for our limited number of “permanent” gardens, you must have gardened successfully with us for at least one year.
Plot Sizes and Fees
Plot sizes range from approx. 200 ft. sq. up to 10,000 ft. sq.. To help defray the costs of tilling, staking, providing water, and administration, gardeners pay nominal rental fees. Rental fees for 2016 range from $22 for a Bitty plot (14′ x 16′) up to $ 350 for plot larger than 10,000 ft. sq. No refunds are given. Insufficient funds fees (NSF) will be passed on and a $ 25.00 fee assessed + cost of plot. Please see our 2016 Garden Price List for more information. Once you are ready to get a garden plot fill out our 2016 Garden Request Form.