I'm a tad xxxxx of you (Seattle) but I found literally dozens
by googling "[name of city] pea patch" and
"[name of city] community garden".
The latter even identified what communities within the city
had gardens for communal use and where they were. Application
wait periods seem to range from zero to 2 years.
You neglect to say where you live, but
here is one in LA
(about to be closed apparently), and this one
These were found in about 10 seconds by googling:
'los angeles ca "community garden"'
or here's pay-plots in Brisbane Ca:
or if you want to find some in Brisbane Australia:
This is where I live, from my original post:
>>>>I'm in the Newark, Ca. area. I saw something for Hayward Community
>>>>Gardens, but that's a little far.
So, I'm taking it that I've already exhausted this avenue with google.
Google was the first place I went before hitting the newsgroup. Google
and several other searches. Thanks for taking the time though.
So, I called the city today, talked to someone, and he said one reason
there were no community gardens in Newark was that there was lack of
interest. But, he was going to beat the bushes and see what he could
come up with.
Then I called Ardenwood Farms (1/4 mile away) in Fremont, and they
couldn't help, but pointed me to Prusch Farms in San Jose (20 miles
away). They haven't called back yet. But 20 miles one way is a bit of
a drive. That's about $7 per round-trip.
I'll keep trying. This fella I talked to at the city offices told me to
start trying to drum up interested people to help make it work.
I hate being a starter, but I'm also used to it.
Some local schools have garden clubs (For the local community, not just
kids) and some have provided space for the gardens in their court yards.
My old High School located in the city has a green house and runs a
flower shop next to it. It is odd, but some cities actually have 4H
clubs and they may help run a community garden. And lets not forget the
Boys and Girls clubs, they love those badges.
Just a thought ........ Dan
Email "dan lehr at comcast dot net". Text only or goes to trash automatically.
Did you try Milpitas? Or a general "Alameda County" search?
There are many in SJ but that does you no good. It would be
a good idea for someone to start a gardening program for the
elderly who have yards they cannot maintain and who have no
help in that area.
I'm trying to start one in my town, but that will take a while. I've
got an opening for one in San Jose. I might take it for the time being.
I'm just trying to teach myself right now. 20 miles one way though.
I've called a local church to see if they want to sponsor it, and have
called the city, and am looking at other options.
There are a LOT of them in San Jose.
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