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. The Gardens has some fall plots available now.
Regular 2016 Saturday Workdays
(Apr 30, May 21, June 25, July 30, Aug 20, Sept 24, Oct 29)
During gardening season (April to October), workdays are held the last Saturday of every month (schedule sometimes variesto avoid holidays). Everyone who is able is encouraged to attend as many of these workdays as possible, to share the work and join the fun! OUR REGULAR 2016 WORKDAYS ARE OVER, BUT YOU CAN CONTACT Karen Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> to get a fun fall work assignment! We are working to mulch some unassigned plots with cardboard & leaves, rehabilitate some plots that need work, and there’s always sifting & bagging finished compost to be done!
This year’s ANNUAL MEETING is Wednesday, November 9th, from 6:30-8:00pm, at the Ithaca Friends’ Meeting House (120 3rd St.). See map. PLEASE SAVE THIS DATE and join us — your participation is very important! We’ll socialize starting about 6 pm, with food and door prizes. The purpose of the meeting is to update members on the state of the Gardens, elect new board members, and hold an open forum to help set Project Growing Hope’s priorities for the upcoming year.
The next regular BOARD MEETING won’t be until early January, after the new board convenes informally in November. Gardeners are welcome to attend board meetings, advance notice is helpful.
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). Sheet mulch weeding, mowing, 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