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 <secretary@ithacacommunitygardens.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!

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