Beaverton’s Community Gardens Program offers a space where residents can come together to grow food, community, and a sense of place. Community gardens are:
Gathering places that strengthen social networks through cooperative gardening projects
Sources of pride among residents
Visible products of land stewardship
Community gardens involve individual garden spaces, for which community members pay an annual fee, while the entire site is cared for cooperatively. It is important to understand that gardening in a community garden is much different than gardening at home. A community garden is a shared space, where gardeners need to be considerate of other people and their plants.
At times, gardeners turn to one another for help with garden maintenance, tips and tactics and general oversight of each other's plots when away from the site. That said, it’s helpful to connect with other gardeners. As the saying goes, “many hands make light work”.