Kezar Gardens Ecology Center has a vibrant community garden plot program. Initiated in 2011, today there are over fifty raised beds and over 100 individuals gardening collectively at our site. After collecting names from the public, people participated in a lottery to assign spaces in January 2012.
HOW IT WORKS
The Garden is open every day from 9am-4pm. If you need assistance contact a recycling staff member and they will help answer your question or direct you to the appropriate source.
Gardeners must live in the city of San Francisco and keep their garden active at all times. There is no fee to the gardener and there are free tools, soil, and water available to everyone in the program.
Gardens must be planted with organic vegetables only but can house native plants and flowers, too.
The community stewards the garden on the First Sunday of each month from 1-3pm and there is a work party on the Third Sunday of each month from 1-4pm. Work days involve doing collective beautification of the site, tending communal gardens, sharing food and swapping seeds and starts. Usually, a meeting is also held during the work day to discuss future projects, hear announcements and share stories vital to our group.
To get signed up for a plot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Garden Plot Wait List in the subject. Please include your name, address, phone number and email. The wait list is about 15-20 people long currently. When your name comes up, you will be offered a plot and oriented to the space.
The Kezar Gardens plot program follows the Recreation and Park Department rules for governing our program. These are provided to you if you join the program.