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Office of Sustainability and the Environment

Community Gardens

There are 3 community gardens locations and a learning garden in Santa Monica. Participation is open to Santa Monica residents, with applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Plots are assigned as they become available in the order in which applications are received. All gardeners must sign an annual licensing agreement and pay a licensing fee of $100 per calendar year (pro-rated by quarter). New gardeners receive an orientation session. Santa Monica residency required.

Please note: Demand for community garden plots far exceeds supply.  It may take years before you are assigned a plot.

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Locations

  • Main Street, between Strand & Hollister (73 plots)
  • Park Drive, between Santa Monica Blvd & Broadway (38 plots, including 1 accessible plot)
  • Euclid Park, 1525 Euclid Street (10 plots, including 2 accessible and 3 short-term plots)
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How to Apply

Proof of residency is required (drivers license or government-issued photo ID, and either a rental agreement, mortgage statement, or current utility bill).

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2021/2022  Garden Permit Renewals

FOR JULY 2021: Our Payment Portal is via the Citizens Portal.  All current gardeners have been contacted regarding their account.   There will be no change to your assigned garden plot or garden status. Utilizing Citizens Portal, community gardeners will be able to quickly make payments online, updated their information and review permit details. Please see links below for our Rules and Regulations along with our Good Neighbor Policy. 

For any questions about the Citizens Portal or verifying a plot for the 2021/22 year, contact Teague Weybright at gardens@santamonica.gov or 310-458-2213. 

For Current Community Gardeners

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Public Programs

Communal Garden Program Ishihara Park

Ishihara Park Learning Garden Work Days 

Mondays and Wednesdays | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Free

Come get your hands dirty in the Communal Garden Program at Ishihara Park Learning Garden, a communal spot to learn and acquire gardening skills. Seasoned as well as new gardeners of all ages are welcome. Free drop in activity, no reservation needed.  Click here for the November Calendar.

Pancakes @ Ishihara Park  

         3rd Saturday of Each Month | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Free               

         2021 Dates: Nov 20 | Dec 18 |    

         November 20  -   Friendsgiving !  Click here for a flyer.

Breakfast in the Garden @ Main St. 

2nd Saturday Monthly | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Free

2021 Dates: Nov 13| Dec 11 |

November -   Coffee, Conversation and Fall Veggie Seeds  Click here for a flyer.

Grow LA Victory Garden @ Ishihara Park 

Saturday's | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | $20 per class or $55 for series; See Attached Flyer for Registration Instructions. 

Fall 2021 Dates: Sept. 25, Oct 2, 9, 16 (Saturdays)

To find a fall class, visit: http://celosangeles.ucanr.edu/UC_Master_Gardener_Program/Grow_LA_Victory_Garden_Initiative/

A partnership with the University of California Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener Program.

Programs Information, Dates and Times Subject to Change
    
About Gardening
Last updated: 10/18/2021
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Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
1685 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 · (310) 458-2213 · TTY (310) 917-6626