Located on the grounds of Creative 360 at the corner of Bayliss Street and Arbury Place, is Creative 360 Community Gardens, a project initiated and managed by neighborhood native, Holly Harris. This chemical-free garden is designed to enable local residents to grow, eat and enjoy their own food in a way that is healthy for people, the environment, and the community. Creative 360 Community Gardens is a space where the use of chemicals or synthetically produced herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers is prohibited. Gardeners also have an opportunity to experience and learn about permaculture techniques and composting. Classes and garden-related events are scheduled from garden planning to autumn harvest. True to the heart of Creative 360, the garden space is a place for creativity to blossom – you can decorate your garden space any way you like.
Garden Beds are reserved on a first-come/first-serve basis and come in three sizes.
- Ten 6’ x 8’ beds are available for $17.50 for the season.
- Ten 6’ x 12’ beds are offered for $22.50 for the season.
- Six 4’ x 25’ shared beds are available for sponsorship. These beds are used for teaching and growing communal crops like herbs and perennials to harvest and care for collectively.
Water and finished compost are also available onsite.
To reserve your space, complete the application and bring it with your payment to Creative 360. There will be an orientation meeting in May to get acquainted with the space and each other. You can also link to the community garden guidelines here.
Volunteer, Donate, Sponsor:
- Don’t want to rent a garden space, but would like to support the effort? There are many opportunities to volunteer and spend some time outdoors with us. We always need help prepping the gardens for the season, maintaining the shared spaces, end of season clean up and at events like community potlucks throughout the season.
- Don’t currently have a need for a garden space, but would like to support the effort? Or even if you do have a space, but want to help, your donations to the cause help subsidize efforts to maintain the space and help offset costs associated with educational opportunities.
- Individuals and local businesses are invited to sponsor one of our group gardens used for teaching children and adults about gardening. Sponsors will have signs with their logo placed in the plot they are sponsoring and have their logo placed on this web page and other garden-related communications.
If you are interested in becoming a Creative 360 Gardens Committee Member, a sponsor, or if you have any questions, please call (989) 837-1887.