Beaverton’s Community Gardens remain open to people with garden plots. Gardeners must comply with CDC social distancing guidelines and keep 6 feet from others at all times. Gardeners must also comply with local face covering requirements and wear a face covering whenever social distancing isn’t possible or when harvesting food for donation.
Gardening plays an important role in all our lives, allowing us to connect with the land and to provide food for our households. We appreciate all your work in the gardens and hope they bring you some moments of peace.
If you have decided not to garden this year, please contact city garden staff at gardenmail@BeavertonOregon.gov or 503-526-2665.
Tips for all gardeners
- Keep your distance from others
- Carry a face covering with you at all times
- We encourage you to wear gloves when handling shared items such as compost carts, water spigots, hoses and gates
- Don’t touch your face
- Wash your hands as soon as possible after leaving the garden
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”.