The Thunderbird and Woodlands Apartment Gardens are located on the South end of Ukiah at apartment complexes that were once motels when Highway 101 ran through town.
Where the Thunderbird Garden sits, a pool once was! Both apartments are low-income family residencies owned by Dan Obergin on South State Street in Ukiah. Dan allowed the use of the land for the garden to the residents to provide them with access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
The gardens have become outdoor living spaces, where families from the apartments come out to work together in their gardens, while the children learn and play together there too. To hear and see the impact of these gardens, we encourage you to watch this interview with Maria Ortega, the manager of the Thunderbird Apartments Garden.
In addition to the numerous businesses and volunteers that helped develop this garden, special thanks go to the S.H. Cowell Foundation for their generous grant that funded the garden.
Garden plots are available for tenants of Thunderbirds and Woodlands. If you are a resident and would like to have a garden plot, please contact the garden manager, Maria, at 376-5296 (se habla español) or the Gardens Project office at 462-1958.
Drive by and take a look anytime, but please introduce yourself to any residents outside by the garden and do not take any produce from the plots.
2,760 sq feet
3,960 sq feet
corn, beans, squash, tomatoes, ground cherries, spinach, and kale
POUNDS PER YEAR
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