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.
2017 Wait List
New to the Community Gardens? To put your name on the Wait List for a 2017 garden plot, click here.
Regular 2017 Saturday Workdays
Apr 29, May 27, June 24, July 29, Aug 26, Sept 30, Oct 28
During gardening season (April to October), workdays are held the last Saturday of every month from 10 am to noon. Everyone who is able is encouraged to attend as many of these workdays as possible, to share the work and join the fun! Contact Karen Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you need to make up 2016 work hours with early spring jobs. There’s always sifting & bagging finished compost to be done. We also have a plot that needs to have comfrey & mint removed.
BOARD MEETINGS: board meets regularly the 3rd Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is Tuesday, February 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at 13 Jake St. Gardeners are welcome to attend, advance notice is helpful.
Read about about Fallen Tree Center for a Resilient Future, a fellow community organization in the Northeast of Ithaca that includes small community garden plots: blog post, article.
PGH received PRACTICAL SUPPORT from SUSTAINABLE TOMPKINS in 2015.
SPECIAL JOBS available: Compost sifting & bagging. Tool manager desperately needed (inventory tools, purchase as needed, & track warranty info). Beautify the Gardens “face” along Rte. 13. Email email@example.com for details.
Chao-Fu Cheng (February 18, 1942 – March 17, 2015) Commemoration Page – Includes video from Open Garden Days Dedication