Community Gardens

   

Willowgate Community Garden

The Willowgate Community Garden is located at the end of Andsbury Avenue in Mountain View and offers 92 individual plots. The garden is open to adult Mountain View residents and current City employees that must adhere to the Willowgate Community Garden Policies. Currently, all of the available plots are reserved. A waitlist, approximately 4-5 years long, is available. To be added to the waitlist, send an email with your full name, mailing address and phone number to shaun.chilkotowsky@mountainview.gov. For more information about the Willowgate Community Garden, call the Recreation Division Office at (650) 903-6331.

Plot Cost Per Year

$139 per residents
$43 per Senior resident (55 and older)

 

Senior Center Community Garden

The Senior Center Community Garden serves the senior community of Mountain View. Located down the street from the Mountain View Senior Center, on Escuela Avenue between Crisanto Avenue and Villa Street, the garden contains 63 individual plots. All gardeners must be at least 55 years old and residents of Mountain View. Currently, all of the plots are reserved and there is a substantial waitlist. To be added to the waitlist, send an email with your full name, mailing address, phone number, and birthday to ashleigh.brahman@mountainview.gov.

Current Gardeners

Members of the Senior Community Garden make up the garden committee, which meets four times a year. All committee members must attend one meeting each year to maintain their plot in the garden. All senior gardeners agree to abide by the Policies and Procedures. If you are ill or out of town and need someone to temporarily take care of your garden plot, send an email to ashleigh.brahman@mountainview.gov.

Upcoming Meetings

TBA

Get Involved

Become a volunteer or sign up for the Senior Garden newsletter! If you are interested in volunteering or signing up for the newsletter, email ashleigh.brahman@mountainview.gov.

 

Shoreline and Latham garden project

In June 2015, following months of research, and recommendation by the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Mountain View City Council approved the .8 acre City owned property on the corner of Shoreline Blvd and Latham Street as the location for a plot-based community garden.  This site was recommended due to accessibility, access to utilities, sun exposure, ability to construct raised beds, parking, and elevation.  It is estimated that around 80 plots, 6ft wide by 18ft long, will be made available on this site.  This includes limited amounts of ADA plots, short-term plots, and reduced rate plots for low-income families.  The City has entered into a contract with a landscape developer to lead the design portion of the project.   

A focus group meeting was held on October 26th, 2017.  Current gardeners at Willowgate Community Garden and the Senior Community Garden, as well as those on waitlists, were invited to provide input on the design.  Staff the and the consultant were provided with lots of valuable feedback and ideas that could be incorporated into the garden design.  The next step is a community wide meeting on Thursday, December 14th.  At this meeting, the landscape architect using date gathered from the previous meeting and staff, will be presenting two conceptual designs.  Input will be solicited  on these conceptual designs in hopes of designing a community garden that meets the needs of Mountain View residents.  Following this meeting, final conceptual designs will be presented to the City’s Parks and Recreation Commission and City Council in early 2018.  

More Information

  • In order to put your name on the waitlist for the new garden, please contact Shaun Chilkotowsky at shaun.chilkotowsky@mountainview.gov.  In order to be added to the waitlist you need to provide your full name, physical address, email, and phone number. 
  • Only Mountain View residents age 18 or older are eligible for a garden plot.Only one plot is allowed per family residing at the same address.  Families may only have one plot at either Willowgate Garden, the Senior Garden, or the new garden at Shoreline and Latham.
  • Existing gardeners and those currently on the waitlist for Willowgate Garden and the Senior Garden will be given priority.   Those currently on the waitlist for Willowgate Garden or the Senior Garden will be given the opportunity to take an available plot at the current site they are on the waitlist for or the new garden.  
  • Once all plots have been filled at all three gardens, three separate waitlists will be used for the respective garden.  Once all three waitlists are developed, you may put your name on more than one list.  Current gardeners are not eligible to put their name on the waitlist for another City garden site.    
  • Plot pricing is TBD and will be included in the City of Mountain View Master Fee Schedule.

 

Demonstration garden at Heritage Park

Mountain View’s newest garden!  The Demonstration Garden at Heritage Park, located at 771 North Rengstorff Avenue, is a true Community Garden that is operated by Soil&Water, a non-profit volunteer-led organization.  Unlike other plot-based gardens in Mountain View, the garden at Heritage Park is a shared urban garden. Soil&Water, along with volunteers and the community, create the space and share its harvest. Community events and learning opportunities will take place through out the year led by Soil&Water.

Volunteer WorkDays

Every Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

How to Join/contact Information

Please contact Soil&Water at soilandwatergarden@gmail.com to join or learn more about opportunities. You may also visit their website at www.soilandwatergarden.org or visit www.facebook.com/soilandwatergarden.

   

 

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