The Rec and Park Department supports and manages a program of 38 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. Use the Garden Finder tool on the “Join an Existing Garden” page to find a community garden in your neighborhood.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer community gardener in San Francisco. Happy gardening!