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 will have some plots available in the fall.
Regular 2016 Saturday Workdays
(Apr 30, May 21, June 25, July 30, Aug 20, Sept 24) Oct 22
During gardening season (April to October), workdays are held the last Saturday of every month (except May date avoids Memorial Day holiday). THE OCTOBER WORKDAY WILL BE HELD ON THE 22nd, NOT THE 29th. Everyone who is able is encouraged to attend as many of these workdays as possible, to share the work and join the fun!
This year’s ANNUAL MEETING is Wednesday, November 9th, where we will vote on new board members and hold an open forum on the state of the Gardens. The meeting will be from 6:30-8:30pm, at the Friends’ Meeting House (120 3rd St.). See map.
The next regular BOARD MEETING won’t be until early January, after the new board convenes informally in November. Gardeners are welcome to attend, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Chao-Fu Cheng (February 18, 1942 – March 17, 2015) Commemoration Page – Includes video from Open Garden Days Dedication