Reserve a Community Garden Plot

Enjoy the Bounty of the Earth

Since 1978, Eugene's community gardens have been growing friendships, community involvement and an appreciation of the land. By giving participants the opportunity to cultivate their own gardens, the Community Gardens Program helps people experience a special connection to the earth and their community.

Grow your own food in the #1 city for urban farming!


There are six community gardens throughout Eugene with a total of more than 340 plots: 
  • Amazon Gardens at 27th Avenue and High Street
  • Mathews Gardens at 15th Avenue and Hayes Street
  • Whiteaker Gardens at the end of North Polk Street
  • River House Gardens at 301 North Adams Street
  • Alton Baker Gardens at the east end of the Alton Baker Park parking lot
  • Skinner City Farm at the west end of Skinner Butte Park

About the Plots

  • There are three plot sizes:
    1. Approx. 300 square-feet for $60 per year
    2. Approx. 600 square-feet for $100 per year
    3. Raised bed at Alton Baker for $25 per year
    The cost includes access to garden tools and water.
  • Most plots are staked and numbered.
  • Each garden has a site coordinator who can help answer questions, share expertise and assist with problems or concerns that arise.

Tips for New Gardeners

In 2020, the Community Gardens Program is reinstating the lottery process to better meet the high demand and to get all gardeners in their plots by April. New gardeners may submit Plot Use Permit Applications with payment starting the second Tuesday of January. The deadline for application is the Second Tuesday in February.

How to apply for a Community Garden plot: 
Thank you for your interest, the Plot Permit Application for 2019 has been closed. Plot Permit Applications for 2020 will be available on this page and at Parks and Open Space, 1820 Roosevelt Blvd., Eugene, OR 97402 starting on the second Tuesday of January.

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