Community Gardens

Community Gardens

In 2010, Redmond started its first public community garden at Juel Park. This park is a natural fit for a garden, as it was the old Juel family farmstead.  The Parks and Recreation Department staff built plots and offered shed space for garden users.  In 2011, more garden space was added to accommodate additional gardeners. Garden plots are available for rent through the Recreation Guide in January.

NEW

Sustainable Gardening – FREE Winter Speaker Series

It may be cold and rainy out, but it’s never too early to think about gardening! Whether you’re new to gardening, or if you’re a seasoned gardener with many hours of your hands in the soil, we’ve got a class for you. Held at the RCCMV (Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village), located at 6505 176th Avenue NE, Redmond. No registration needed.

Pollination 101

Did you know that successful pollination is key to a fruitful harvest? Pollination affects not only the food crops that we eat but many other plants. Learn why pollination is so important, and the best plants for pollination in your garden!

Saturday               February 3                10 am-11:30 am

It’s Just Dirt…Or Is It?

Soil is made up of organic matter, ground up rocks, air, and water. How can these simple four things be such an integral part of a successful garden? Join us to learn how to make the best soil for your growing needs!

Saturday               March 3                   10 am-11:30 am

Community gardens could be developed in other parts of the City on public or private property in coordination with interested community groups. If you are interested in developing a community garden on privately-maintained, community property such as a commonly owned and maintained tract within your subdivision, it is advisable to consider the following site criteria from the American Community Gardening Association. City staff can also be a resource. In this case, your neighborhood group may qualify for a Neighborhood Matching Fund grant. If your group has questions, feel free to contact the City Neighborhood Planner about site selection or the City Parks Department Operations Supervisor about public site development considerations.

The following links are useful tools for public community gardens:
American Community Gardening Association
Neighborhood Matching Fund


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Pumpkins

Strawberries

Tulips

Juel Community Park
18815 NE 116 St
Redmond, WA 98052

Contact Us
If you would like to speak with the Program Administrator for the Juel Park Community Garden, contact Cindy Johnson at cjohnson@redmond.gov
or call 425-556-2393.