Welcome to the Ithaca Community Gardens, a program of Project Growing Hope!

Project Growing Hope is a membership organization devoted to furthering community food self-sufficiency. Our main project is the Ithaca Community Gardens. As a member you can choose to maintain your own garden plot, use the garden tools, manure, and compost, and take part in and organize educational workshops and social events. And of course there’s the opportunity to learn and share with a community of friendly gardeners! There are also many opportunities to get involved in community events. Check out our events calendar below for upcoming garden events.

Regular Workdays

During gardening season (April to October), workdays are held the last Saturday of every month. Everyone who is able is encouraged to attend as many of these workdays as possible, to share the work and join the fun!

Gardening News

  • To put your name on the Wait List for a 2016 garden plot, click here.

  • Last regular workday of the season was October 24. There is still lots of COMPOST SIFTING and BAGGING to be done, if you would like to help out. Email secretary@ithacacommunitygardens.org for details.

  • Next Board Meeting open to the membership will be Thursday, 1/14 from 6:30-8:3 pm, 309 Washington St. Gardeners are welcome to attend, advance notice is helpful. (Board meetings are usually 2nd Thursday of the month; there is no board meeting scheduled in December.)

  • Chao-Fu Cheng (February 18, 1942 – March 17, 2015) Commemoration Page – Includes video from Open Garden Days Dedication

  • How to Deal with Bindweed in the Gardens

  • Special Jobs Available: Sheet Mulch Weeding, Brush Trimming, Mowing