COMMUNITY. SELF-RELIANCE. CELEBRATION.
The mission of the Truckee Community Garden is to enable our community to grow their own food to increase local food security, self reliance and community spirit through gardening.
THE TRUCKEE COMMUNITY GARDEN
TO BE ESTABLISHED 2021
Slow Food Lake Tahoe is proud to announce that we are embarking on a new project, the Truckee Community Garden. Over the course of 2020, we have received many requests from the community for individual garden plots for their own cultivation. Not everyone in our area has the capacity or HOA approval to grow food where they live. To respond to that need and fulfill part of our organization's mission to reduce food insecurity, we have secured a 2,420 square foot plot adjacent to the Food Bank Garden from the Truckee Donner Parks and Recreation District where we will fence and construct a community gardening space.
Community Garden Features
Seasonal garden plots will be offered on a nominal sliding scale fee each growing season. This fee will fund the maintenance and upkeep of the garden. The garden will include:
2,420 square feet of graded garden area with 152 ft of fenced in perimeter including two 4-foot gates
34 critter-proof covered beds of various sizes. This includes 3 wheelchair accessible beds and 4 standing beds for easier mobility.
Soil for each bed
Community hose bibs
A community tool shed with community tools
A central sitting area with benches
Decomposed granite pathway and wheelchair accessible area
Free Gardening Education
Composting at the adjacent Food Bank Garden
November 2020 - May 2021 - Fundraising for the project
January 2021 - Garden Steering Committee Meeting
Spring 2021 - Application Process will open
April - May 2021 - Construction of the Garden
June 2021 - Opening of the Truckee Community Garden
THE GARDEN IS LOCATED...
in the Truckee Regional Park. From Brockway Road, turn onto Estates Drive (at the Truckee Skate Park) and head straight into the park entrance (rather than following the road to the right). Park there and follow the dirt path (indicated by the white footsteps below) that leads towards the "Music in the Park" venue. All are welcome!