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.
2016 Wait List
New to the Community Gardens? To put your name on the Wait List for a 2016 garden plot, click here. The Gardens are full but a few plots usually become available as the season progresses.
Regular 2016 Saturday Workdays
(Apr 30, May 21, June 25) July 30, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29
During gardening season (April to October), workdays are held the last Saturday of every month (except May date avoids Memorial Day holiday). Everyone who is able is encouraged to attend as many of these workdays as possible, to share the work and join the fun!
OPEN GARDEN DAY is happening again this year! More details will be forthcoming, but here are the basics:Who: Gardeners, friends, and members of the communityWhat: A celebration of the Gardens!Where: The GardensWhen: Sunday, August 7, 1-4pmWhy: Because the Gardens is a valuable part of our community!
The Annual Fundraising RAFFLE is complete, the drawing was held on June 25, and we more than met our $500 fundraising goal, raising $544 — thanks to everyone who helped make that happen.
Next BOARD MEETING will be the usual 2nd Thursday of August (8/11) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at 309 Washington St. Gardeners are welcome to attend, advance notice is helpful.
SPECIAL JOBS Available. Highlights: tool manager desperately needed (inventory tools, purchase as needed, & track warranty info). Sheet mulch weeding, mowing, beautify the Gardens “face” along Rte. 13. Compost sifting & bagging. 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