7400 17th Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95820
The Bill Bean Jr. Park Community Garden is set up with 31, 10′ x15′ garden plots. It features an orchard with semi-dwarf fruit trees and a designated herb area. The garden has its own storage shed complete with compost bins for any organic waste and a picnic table. There are three plots that are fully compliant with the American Disability Act for any handicapped gardeners.
6650 Cougar Drive
Sacramento, CA 95828
The Camellia Park Community Garden pulls double duty. It only has six plots, but its location is right next to the Camellia Elementary School. It’s also the newest addition to the Sacramento City Unified School District, which utilizes the space for school activities and other community educational purposes. Call or visit the garden’s website for a list of educational programs, including seminars on backyard composting and making your garden as environmentally sustainable as possible.
14th St. and Q St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
An oasis downtown, the Fremont Community Garden is big. Twenty-eight small 10’x10′ plots and 28 large 20’x10′, including four accessible American Disability ACT compliant plots, are available for rent to residents of the city. Rental prices range from $15 to $30. This garden is the definition of “community.” Get on the waiting list, and grab your own little piece of Sacramento.
516 11th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
J. Neely Johnson Park Community Garden is a bit smaller than the others on this list, but holds some great community opportunities. With 10 plots and one raised plot to handicapped accessibility, this garden is an intimate foray into gardening, whether you are a gardener or just looking to peruse, buy or even trade for local, sustainable produce. The garden is located inside the J. Neely Johnson Park, so take an afternoon, spin through the park and stop by the community garden.
3668 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Thirty-eight plots, a robust common area and a fruit tree orchard all dedicated to the icon of modern civil disobedience sit at the philosophical center of this memorial garden. The philosophy is compounded by a growing awareness of “food deserts” in America’s urban centers. The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Garden attempts to counterbalance the dearth of urban fresh food. It’s an ethos that MLK himself would be proud of.