Adopt an Urban Garden

An Urban Garden is a City / County wide opportunity where volunteers may contribute to the preservation of open space, provide access to it, and create sustainable uses of the space. Urban gardens strengthen community bonds, provide food, and create recreational and therapeutic opportunities for a community. They can also promote environmental awareness and provide community education.

Plot Rental


Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park has garden plots available for rent. When you rent a garden plot it is your garden to plant whatever you wish. It is also your garden to water and maintain as your vegetables grow. When it comes time to harvest, everything is yours to keep.

Location


The urban gardens are located on the northeast side of the property owned by Rutledge-Wilson Farm. A gate accessing the gardens is located off of Farm Road 129, across from Frito Lay. Gardening season is March 1 through October 31.

Adopt-an-Urban Garden Available Options


  • 8 foot by 16 foot plot - $25 per season
    - Optional prep fee of $15 per season (Staff will clear weeds and till in compost)
  • 16 foot by 16 foot plot - $40 per season
    - Optional prep fee of $30 per season (Staff will clear weeds and till in compost)

Registration Information


New Renters:
Registration begins on February 1st, with the season opening on March 1st and ending October 31st. Beds are assigned on a first come basis. Renters must fill out the required paperwork and receive approval from park administration before getting a key to the Urban Garden gate. Once the paperwork is filled out, please allow 2-3 weeks for the background check to be returned to us, and then the key will be given out. A background check is required because the renter will be working on Parks property and will be considered a volunteer.​

Return Renters:
Registration begins on January 2nd, with the season opening on March 1st and ending on October 31st. Renters must fill out the required paperwork and receive approval from park administration before picking up a key to the Urban Garden gate. Between January 2nd and 31st, return renters are only allowed to renew beds they rented the previous year. If participants are wanting to rent more beds than the previous year, they must wait until February 1st to do so. If you are wanting a bed prep, please make sure all fences, hoses, weed barrier, etc. is removed from the previous year.