2021 Community Gardens
Open May 7–October 15, 2021
Whether you're experienced or a beginner, expand your garden skills at our Community Gardens! Garden plots are available at the Troy Farm at Beach Road and South Blvd. Limit one per household. Tilling and water access are included. No refunds after May 7.
Registration begins Wednesday, March 10 for residents and Friday, March 12 for non-residents for all returning gardeners.
New GardenersRegistration begins Thursday, April 1 for adults of all ages who are new to the program.
|Act #||Type||Approximate Size||Fee|
|8008-A2||Ground||18'x18'||$85 Res/$95 NR|
|8008-B2||Raised||4'x12'||$85 Res/$95 NR|
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the garden rules and regulations?
2021 Community Garden Rules & Regulations:
All gardeners agree to these rules and regulations upon registration. These are designed to protect both individuals and City property. Troy Farm Park is governed by Park Ordinance.
- Cars shall remain in designated parking areas at all times. Cars not displaying the appropriate signs for Handicap Parking may be ticketed.
- The gate must be closed at all times to prevent wildlife entry and LOCKED when you leave if no one else is present.
- Fencing around individual garden plots is not allowed.
- Water use is on a first come-first use basis and limited to one hour per plot.
- Two sheds are available for storage. The City is not responsible for personal items stored in the sheds. Flammable liquids are not allowed.
- Gardeners must use only the plot assigned to them. Plots may not be expanded beyond established limits. Do not allow your plants to grow into neighboring plots. Leave a one-foot walkway around the edges of your plot within your allotted space.
- Gardeners must weed right up to the edge of their plot, including the above mentioned walkway, so that weeds do not grow or go to seed. If you must abandon your garden, notify staff so that neighboring gardeners can be given the opportunity to remove the weeds if they desire. If weeds are not kept under control, your garden, after one warning, may be mowed down to prevent the weeds from going to seed.
- Do not leave litter. Gardeners must remove all debris from the site or place in trash cans. Do not throw rocks, weeds, etc into the pathway. Do not put rocks and sod in the trash cans. Place sod in the compost bin at the south end of the gardens and rocks beside the compost bin.
- If your garden plot is not in use by June 18, it will be reassigned.
- Gardeners must not abuse the gardens of others. Do not walk on or drag the hose over another's garden. Do not pick anything from another person's garden.
- Garden plots are limited to one per household.
- Pets are not allowed inside garden area.
- October 15 Clean Up Deadline: Harvesting must be completed and plots must be cleared of all materials (all plant material, stakes, cages, twine, wire, hoses, sprinklers, landscaping fabric, newspaper, plastic, etc.). Cover crops are not permitted.
- Abuse of these rules or Park Ordinances may lead to denial of garden plot privileges.
Are there any special COVID-19 policies?
I registered for my first garden plot in 2020 as a new gardener before the garden was cancelled. Do I qualify as a returning gardener in 2021?
When can new gardeners register?
Adults ages 18 and up can register beginning April 1, depending on how many spaces are available.
I am a returning gardener. Will I get the same spot?
I am new to the gardens, and I really want a spot. Is there any way you can reserve a spot for me?