Looking for free garden space this summer?

sample products of the 2022 season

The West Chester Green Team is again matching up residents who would like free garden space with community garden plots that we have located for summer 2023. Our garden plots are usually 4 X 4 or sometimes 4 X 8 feet. We supply the space, you supply tools and your time.

2021 at the Barclay

We particularly want to help area residents who wish to grow some healthy food, for themselves or to donate, but who lack space of their own. Children are very welcome to join family members in the garden areas.

The West Chester Green Team believes that gardening and growing food offer us all good ways to get in touch with the natural world, give us a feeling of acting for the good, and are educational to all concerned. Gardeners are expected to grow organically and not use any chemical fertilizers or insecticides and will be asked to fill out an agreement form.

Exuberant late-summer growth

If you are interested, please act expeditiously, as some early crops can be sown well before the last frost, and we have already assigned most beds.

To apply, please email here with this information:

• Your name and names of others in the family who would be gardening with you

• Your address

An idea of what you’d like to grow

Any prior gardening experience

Any other remarks that would help us assign you to a garden.

From this year’s predecessor program: gardening for children, in 2019-20

For inspiration, see our 2020 garden video series here, a report in Hello, West Chester about our 2021 community garden program here, and “Community Gardens are Good for People” here.