Gardening Membership

Interested in gardening with us?

Apply to become a Collective Gardener through March 31, 2022.

In collective gardening, a team of about 35 people, as a group, maintain 2 large raised beds and a small area within the larger “farm”. Collective members coordinate, seed, maintain, and harvest the beds and farm together. This membership provides more interaction with members and learning opportunities at a much more affordable rate ($25). 

This year we will begin the season by working on Sundays to prepare the beds, the farm, and the permaculture site for the summer ahead. The first Stewardship Work Day is on Sunday April 16, 2023, from 10am to 1pm. We generally meet every Sunday to complete tasks around the space, but we expect collective members to participate one Sunday per month.

As the season progresses, we will transition into working in the garden on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings from 6pm-7:30pm. Please indicate your preferred evening to work at the garden and we will assign you a day. We know that things come up, so you can always switch days or alternate between Tuesday and Thursday as the summer progresses.

On these nights in the beginning of the season we will plant & sow seeds, as the summer progresses into fall, we will weed, harvest & replant. Our season typically ends in mid-October.

Review additional guidelines and expectations here. If you are unable to make your day, you can communicate in Slack and attend the alternate day with the other group.

$25 Gardening membership gets you: 

  • Garden tour and required orientation (TBA)
  • Included in garden internal work group (Slack)
  • Free reservation for fire pit and patio (min $25 value)
  • Access to the compost program 
  • Discounted gardening fees are available for those that have shown leadership the year prior. 
  • Scholarship opportunities for select educational programming
    (must show leadership in El Paseo Garden the year prior to qualify)