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Community Garden

Community Garden: Peppers growing in a planter box

Community Garden

Located at Sutter-Jensen Community Park off of Sutter Avenue, the garden exists to promote a positive environment for community members with a passion for working outdoors to share information and gardening techniques, and build camaraderie. The plots are renewed annually for $70 and on an application basis are available to families, individuals, or community organizations. Each plot is approximately 20' x 20'. It’s a wonderful way to develop a hobby, give back to the community, or practice some outdoor creativity!

Current Gardener Resources

Community Garden Guidelines & Agreement 2024

2024 Community Garden Guidelines

Community Garden Volunteer Waiver and Release Form 2023 - Must be completed and submitted to the district for each individual participant working on the Community Garden)

2024 Community Garden Volunteer Waiver and Release Forms CRPD.pdf

California Native Plant Society - Invasive plant species are not allowed in the Community Garden. Learn more about invasive plants in California HERE

Invasive Plant Species List - Visit the University of California Agricultural and Natural Recourses website to review a list of invasive plants in California HERE

Donation Programs

In 2010 the Community Garden began a Donation Program to the Carmichael Presbyterian Church’s Food Closet. Each week from July through September, boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables were collected by volunteers and taken to the church. The church in turn distributed the produce to approximately 100 families per week. The first year of the program saw 90 boxes delivered to the Food Closet! In 2011 the popularity of the program increased and with the addition of volunteers, a second pick-up day was added. Although Mother Nature has not been as cooperative with longer seasons of nicer weather, we gave 72 boxes in 2011 and 59 boxes in 2012. 


The Community Garden Plots and Waiting List for 2024 are full. If you have any questions regarding the community garden, please submit the form below.

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