The Community Gardens of Santa Clarita, located in Central Park, is a non-profit organization that was started in 2010 whose mission is to create a community facility that provides a peaceful, welcoming place where individuals can come together to promote the benefits of locally grown, organic food that is environmentally friendly, sustainable, and cost effective and which delivers economic, health and educational benefits to a wide array of valley residents!
Food grown in the Community Gardens is enjoyed by residents and donated to local organizations, including Help the Children and the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Community members and groups must agree to use only organic methods to grow pesticide-free produce.
The gardens are equipped with raised garden plots to accommodate wheelchair-bound residents in the Santa Clarita Valley and include fruit trees and a butterfly garden, providing a beautiful sanctuary for families to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of gardening together. The Community Gardens of Santa Clarita encourages all of those that are interested, to continue to send in application to be placed on the waitlist to get your own plot as soon as one becomes available!
Educational Gardening Programs
The Community Gardens of Santa Clarita Children’s Garden Program educates community youth on the importance of an organic diet, organic gardening, and the ecological importance of native Southern Californian flora and fauna. Their Education Committee is excited to offer workshops, classes, and clubs to the Santa Clarita Valley Community.
Their CGSC Junior Gardener’s program is geared towards kids ages 12 to 17 years of age and offers education beyond the classroom by enabling the youth to teach and assist the Education Committee Members with the Little Gardeners. The Junior Gardeners Program is meant for kids who want to learn more about organic gardening and its benefits.
The Little Gardeners program is geared towards kids 4 to 11 years and is put into place to teach kids how to garden, the importance of organic gardening, and information on native fauna of Southern California. Their Little Sprouts Program is targets kids years 4 years and under and focus on the different aspects on gardening at the preschool level.
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Community Gardens of Santa Clarita
27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA
Gisa Seeholzer-Haggin Council President
We hope you can join us on April 29th and 30th, 2017 at one of the largest California Home and Garden Shows right here in Santa Clarita!