Gardens Without a Waitlist
Get a Spot in a Community Garden – Without a Wait!
Community gardens are some of San Francisco's most beloved public spaces, as evidenced by the long waiting lists for getting a garden plot. While it can take months or years to get a spot in one of the City's standard allotment-based gardens, several community gardens throughout the city don't have waitlists.
Many gardens in San Francisco have adopted a communal garden management model. In communally managed gardens, site volunteers share the care and the benefits from the gardens with each other. Since everyone working within the garden takes care of the whole space together, they don’t have any waitlists. If you’re waiting for a garden plot in an allotment garden or if you’re looking for an opportunity to dig in right away, check out this list of communally managed gardens and their open garden workdays, where you can become part of a garden community right away.
Communally Managed Gardens with Open Workdays
700 Alemany Blvd.
Mondays from 1-4pm, plus alternating weekend days from noon-5pm
The Free Farm
Corner of Gough St. and Eddy St
Wednesday and Saturdays 10am-2pm
Growing Home Community Garden
250 Octavia St.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Noon to 4:30pm
Quesada Gardens Initiative
1747 Quesada Street
Open volunteer days Saturday 10-noon, plus additional workdays.
Garden plots in the QGI garden network are also available now!
Tenderloin National Forest
Cohen Place at Ellis St
Wednesdays-Saturdays 11am-3pm, plus additional workdays
Treat Ave at 23rd Street (In Parque Ninos Unidos)
Visitacion Valley Greenway
Adjacent to Rutland St. from Tioga Ave. to Leland Ave.
Tuesdays 9-noon plus additional weekly workdays
If your garden has open garden workdays and you’d like to be added to this list, let us know! Email our Urban Agriculture Coordinator at email@example.com
Photo: Hayes Valley Farm
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