Community Garden

Community gardeners showing off their thriving plants
Members of El Buen Samaritano’s community garden discover a low-cost way to have fun outdoors, meet neighbors, get regular exercise, learn new skills that involve the whole family, improve their nutritional intake, and supplement their food budgets by growing fresh vegetables and fruits.

No experience is necessary!

Members can reserve individual or family plots. El Buen’s food Pantry employee and volunteers provide instruction, support and manage additional plots for produce distribution. Food waste is composted for use in the garden.

Gardeners can:

  • LEARN to grow nutritious organic, produce for their households
  • GROW extra vegetables to share with clients of El Buen’s food pantry
  • JOIN an activity in which all members of their families can participate
  • BECOME a part of a community who love to be outdoors, enjoy working together, and promote environmentally-friendly practices

Member fees:

$10 for each six-month spring/summer or fall/winter season, with no deadline if plots are still available. A limited number of plots are available.

Membership includes materials and supplies—lumber for raised beds, soil, mulch, compost, fertilizer, seeds, plant starts, water, wheelbarrows and hand tools.

Community garden rules:

Gardeners are expected to work in their gardens and participate in work days.

For more information, call 512.439.0700.

If you have concerns about our services, please call the Client Rights Phone Line at 512.439.0735.