Community Garden

Welcome to The National Botanic Garden Foundation Suburban Community Garden Project!

The benefits of community gardens are long term and adaptable to changing circumstances. Because they restore a public realm to suburban existence, community gardens are elements for sustainable communities. Because of its social benefits, it is appropriate for us as a local farm, to have a role in the implementation of this community garden on our property for our neighbors and supporting friends.

Who Can Obtain A Garden Spot:  “Friends of the farm local to us and neighboring areas are welcome to rent a spot as they are available.” Residents of South Riding, Stone Ridge, Kirkpatrick Farms, East Gate, Cedar Crest, Va Manor, Dawson, Arcola, Aldie and the other communities local to us may apply to rent a spot as they are available. The garden spots will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. Groups from Churches, Schools, Youth Groups, Scouts and others are encouraged to participate also. If we are within a comfortable driving distance for you, come and join today.  These gardens are Organic and has been well supplied with compost to assure good crops.  

 Benefits of Community Garden

  • Conveys an appreciation for the local farming community
  • Demonstrates the value of in-season food that is locally sourced
  • Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
  • Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development
  • Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
  • Preserves Green Space
  • Creates income opportunities and economic development
  • Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots
  • Stimulates Social Interaction
  • Encourages Self-Reliance
  • Beautifies Neighborhoods
  • Produces Nutritious Food
  • Reduces Family Food Budgets
  • Conserves Resources
  • Reduces Crime
  • Provides opportunities for inter generational and cross-cultural connections

Grow Your Healthier, Safer Vegetables & Fruits  

Eat Organic & Save Money – Secured Deer Free Site – Water on Site – Compost Available     

Community Garden 2015      Gardening Special 2016

**Spots still available**

Try It Out – 12 x 20 Spot – $75.00 per year with a Free Subscription to Better Homes and Garden Magazine or Give a Gift Certificate for a spot to a friend or family member as a present. For our new garden, BOGO Free offer! Sign up today and bring a friend or family member to sign up…Buy One Get One Free. (Must sign up and pay at same time).

“Please download and fill out the agreement form below to reserve your garden plot. All spots are on a first come first serve basis and will go quickly, as they have previous years. $75.00 per spot.  If you are interested in the additional rotto-tilling and composting services, please make note of that when you submit your agreement form. There is an additional charge of $35 for cultivating the soil to a minimum of 5 inches. If you wish to have compost added at the time of cultivating (optional) there is charge of $25. The first two pages are yours for reference and the last two pages are the agreement to be submitted with a check. If you have any questions are need assistance please call 703-327-4424.