The Village Circle Community Garden was developed in Summer 2014. There are 47 garden plots here serving the families of the former Cleveland Lane Community Garden, the Summer Creek Apartments directly behind the garden, and the surrounding neighborhood. This garden also has a greenhouse used by gardeners to encourage saving and growing plants from seed, as well as for season extension so more food could be grown each year. The new Ukiah Rail Trail, a public access trail in city limits, now ends right before this garden, but will be extended beside the garden and all the way to Talmage in the near future!
The Cleveland Lane Garden was the first community garden in Ukiah in 2000. In 2015 after 15 great years of gardening, the gardeners had to be relocated because of new development with the Grace Hudson Museum and new affordable housing units being constructed. The City of Ukiah worked with the Gardens Project to identify new land for these gardeners, and that’s where the Village Circle garden began.
This garden is open to anyone living in Ukiah, with priority given to those living in the surrounding neighborhood. If you’d like a plot at this garden, please contact the Mendocino Gardens Project Office at 462-1958.
The garden is located at East Gobbi Street and Village Circle, next to the train tracks. Drive by and take a look anytime, but if you’d like to get a tour inside, please contact the Gardens Project to schedule a time to come visit.
Video from the development of this garden is included in our 2016 Fundraising Video, “Let’s EAT!”, which also gives a great overview of our work.
14,600 sq feet
47 garden plots
nopales, corn, tomatoes, herbs, potatoes, garlic, onion, roses.
POUNDS PER YEAR
This garden is open to anyone living in Ukiah, with priority given to those living in the surrounding neighborhood. If you’d like a plot at this garden, please contact the Mendocino Gardens Project Office at 462-1958
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