The Beaverdam Community Garden at the YMCA is a garden cultivated by and serving the YMCA youth and community members in the surrounding area. Comprised of raised beds where kids raise vegetables, allotment plots where community members grow food and flowers, and a forest garden where gardeners learn permaculture principles and experiment with growing perennial foods in a diverse, cultivated ecosystem, the Beaverdam Community Garden is a place of rich learning and discovery for people of all ages.
Less than 10Organization:
50/50 MixPlot Count:
Less than 10Type:Community-school garden Size:
Less than 1/4 acrePrimary Production:
Chickens/eggs, Compost, Flowers/greenery, Fruits, Herbs, Mushrooms, OtherCulture/Language:
English, some Spanish
Education about gardening/agriculture, Education about nutrition/improved diet, Food donation, Gardeners eat what they grow, Social engagement of people/community development
Anyone who is interested in dedicating time and energy to growing food in community.
The garden is primarily centered on serving youth, through the after-school program and summer camp that take place on the site.
Extension Master Gardeners provide support and have provided grants. Plot fees may vary each year. This year’s plot fee is $20.