The Washington Avenue Community Garden serves residents of the Washington and Observatory Avenue neighborhood, most of which live in apartments and do not otherwise have space to garden.
The idea for this garden began with Lynda Myers, the property owner. The garden site previously was covered in asphalt for 40 years and vacant for 20 years. In 2009, Lynda approached the Gardens Project about turning the space into a community garden. After talking to the neighbors who would benefit from the garden and talking to the City of Ukiah about this great idea, development of the garden began in April 2010. The asphalt was removed from the lot and the earth below saw light and air for the first time in four decades!
Today, the Washington Garden is thriving with the care of each family working together to improve the soil, grow healthy food and enjoying each other’s company!
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 manager, Susana, at 462-5930.
The garden is located off Washington Avenue on Mulberry Street. Drive by and take a look anytime, but if you’d like to get a tour inside, please contact the manager to schedule a time to come visit.
2,400 sq feet
Tomatoes, onions, garlic, arugula, squash, corn, and more.
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, join the garden waitlist or call the NCO Gardens Project office (707) 462-1958
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