Community Garden

Community Garden Support & Training

Grow Local helped Central Texas residents start and sustain community gardens by providing education. A community garden is a parcel of land cooperatively gardened by a group of people. These gardens offer individuals and families a place to grow their own healthy food—especially those who don’t have space at home.

Nestled into properties like parks, recreation centers, and apartment complexes, community gardens transform underutilized lots into vibrant neighborhood gathering spaces. They create opportunities for neighbors to collaborate and form lifelong friendships.

Want to join a community garden?

To find a garden, visit the Coalition of Austin Community Gardens website. Garden leaders will be able to tell you if space is available and whether there is a fee to participate.

If you don’t find a community garden near you, or if the gardens in your area are full, consider teaming up with neighbors to start your own!