Community Gardens

Our Community Garden Program began with the construction of the Main Street CG in 1976.  Our 5 Gardens provide active living opportunities to Santa Monica residents and a way to engage in Urban Agriculture and create unique, biodiverse habitats that support our efforts to be a Sustainable City through local food production, sustainable land stewardship, community composting, water conservation practices, and community engagement.  Community Gardens are a source of pride for our community, and we actively look for ways to engage the greater community through our monthly programs, workshops and events.  Gardens are therapeutic, energizing and engaging.  We like to say Think Globally, Garden Locally, with every day being Earth Day and an opportunity to Get Dirty. 

There are currently 4 community garden locations with plots available for residents to rent and 2 communally grown learning gardens in Santa Monica. Rentable plots are open to Santa Monica residents only, with applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Plots are assigned as they become available in the order in which applications are received. 

Our monthly programs and events are free and open to the public, and you can search for upcoming events by clicking HERE.

Please note: Demand for community garden plots far exceeds supply.  It may take years before you are assigned a plot.