Farms and Gardens

The Rec and Park Department supports and manages a program of 42 community gardens (and growing!) on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range in size from a few hundred square feet to thousands of square feet; some offer individual plots while others have shared plots. Some gardens also offer demonstration gardening or other instructional programming.

The Community Gardens Program is a substantial component of the new citywide Urban Agriculture Program. Each garden is operated by a group of committed volunteers, and membership fees are often self-imposed to cover common expenses.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer community gardener in San Francisco. Happy gardening!

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Don’t see the garden you’re looking for?  It might not be managed by Recreation and Parks.  Other city agencies and non-profit organizations also manage community gardens, including Public Works, Presidio, the Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the Port Authority, and the Parks Alliance.