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Organic gardening focuses on building healthy soil that can sustain healthy plants. Organic gardening encourages the natural balance between living organisms in the soil. It is also safer for pollinators, wildlife, pets, and humans. One way the City of Woodbury and Woodbury Thrives foster environmental wellness is by encouraging and supporting environmentally healthy gardening within our community.
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A community garden is a piece of land owned/leased by the city, but available for gardeners to rent during the summer months. The City of Woodbury, in conjunction with Woodbury Thrives, launched a community garden pilot program in 2022. The program will be offered again in 2023.
No, vehicles must remain parked in the designated parking lot.
Those interested in reserving the garden site must be residents of Woodbury or a Woodbury-based civic group/organization.
Yes, more information is available on the city’s website.
The city will do basic spring maintenance, including ensuring the plots are ready to be planted. The city will provide water and will maintain the paths and parking area. If needed, the city will apply any fertilizer in the spring.
You will need to provide your own gardening equipment, seeds, plants, and fertilizer for your plot. If you want a small fence around your plot, you will need to provide that and take it down at the end of the season.
Garden tools may not be left unattended. Please plan to transport your garden tools with you for each visit to work on your garden. Any material left unattended at the garden site will be at your own risk.
Depending on what you plant, the average is one to two hours per week with more time spent during the planting and growing seasons. Be efficient and weed while you water.
We highly encourage organic gardening methods. Plots must be kept free of weeds. Weeds are considered to be “out of control” if they are greater than 6 inches in height, flowering or going to seed. Use cultivation or mulches to control weeds. Individuals are responsible for weed control in their plots, even if the plot does not have anything currently growing.
The 48 garden plots are enclosed with deer and rabbit-proof fencing. Gardeners are also welcome to use fencing to delineate their garden plots.
By Oct. 15, fall clean up should be complete, this includes:
By June, your garden should be in the beginning stage. Some activities are:
Yes. Breaking any rules, terms or conditions is cause for exclusion from the garden and loss of your plot.