Each year, beginning in April, Community Action Services and Food Bank rents small garden plots to families with limited yard space so they are able to grow their own fresh produce alongside their neighbors and other community members. All members of the community are welcome to rent a garden plot. The community garden is located behind the Boulders Apartments at approximately 654 W. 750 S. in Provo.
Garden plots are 4 ft. x 15ft. with 4 inches of walkway between each plot. Water and tools will be provided by Community Action Services and Food Bank. However, each renter will be responsible for watering, weeding and maintaining their individual plot. It is $15 to rent a plot for the entire season. However, $10 will be returned to each renter who keeps his or her plot free of weeds and trash and are respectful.
Opportunities for Children
A gardening program for children will begin in June. Children will be able to sign up for a small salsa garden. They will be able to attend a short gardening class and take care of their garden for one or two hours a week. At the end of the season, participants will be able to make salsa from the plants they have grown. This program allows children to get involved in the community and learn important gardening skills.
If you are interested in renting a garden plot or would like to request additional information regarding the program, please contact community garden program director by calling 801-373-8200 ext. 217 or by email at vista@CommunityActionUC.org.
For information on volunteering to help maintain the community garden in general, contact our volunteer coordinator by calling 801-373-8200 ext. 247 or by emailing VC@CommunityActionUC.org.