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Community Garden Program

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The City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation department operates three community gardens for lease and use each year. Planting for the 2018 gardens begins on March 31, 2018. Information about each garden is below. Download Flyer (PDF)

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for 2018 Season is through March 5, 2018 for returning gardeners.
Open registration begins on Monday, March 5, 2018 Applications for new gardeners will not be accepted before Monday, March 5, 2018. A waiting list is not kept for those seeking gardens.

8th Street Small Gardens
Sizes available: 3' x 3' Patches
Address: 1030 8th St NE
$5 Auburn resident, $7 Non-resident
 Small Garden Application (PDF)

8th Street Large Gardens
Sizes available: 10' x 20' Patches
Address: 1030 8th St NE
$25 Auburn resident, $32 Non-resident
 Large Garden Application (PDF)

Garna Botting Jones Community Garden
Sizes available:
10' x 20' Patches
4th and J Streets NE
$50 Auburn resident, $57 Non-resident, Price includes $25 refundable cleanup deposit
 Garna Botting Jones Application (PDF)

Basic Guidelines (detailed guidelines are listed on application form which can be downloaded above):

  • There is a limit of two (2) Community Gardens per applicant.
  • The City will process the applications, assign the Community Gardens, provide water to the site, and work with the King County Extension Service to provide gardener information.
  • The City will not be rototilling Community Gardens. Gardeners are responsible for cultivating, weeding, watering, and other care of their Community Gardens.
  • We are emphasizing "green" or chemical free gardening.
  • Gardeners are encouraged to donate extra produce to the Auburn Food Bank at 930 18th Pl. NE or call 253-833-8925. For assistance in picking vegetables for, or delivering them to the Auburn Food Bank, call the Auburn Youth Council at 253-804-5052.

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043.