Become a Member

Join Project Growing Hope and Ithaca Community Gardens!

Interested in joining Project Growing Hope but not gardening?
If you are interested in joining Project Growing Hope to help us further community food self-sufficiency in Ithaca,

  • Pay a $15 annual member fee
  • We ask that you complete four hours of work per year towards supporting the organization’s mission. Please see Work Contribution for details on workdays and other possible ways to fulfill the work contribution.

Interested in gardening at the Ithaca Community Gardens?
If you are interested in gardening, follow those simple steps:

  • Apply for a garden plot
  • Once you have applied and a plot becomes available to you, you must join Project Growing Hope via a $15 annual member fee
  • Pay a plot fee of $25
  • Fulfill the yearly work requirement

Scholarships are available for those unable to afford the full fees. Please see Work Contribution for details on workdays and other possible ways to fulfill the work contribution. A limited number of plots are available to community groups for free; see details here.

Fees are subject to review each year, and may change at renewal time in February.

For the rules that all gardeners follow, please see the following pages: