Apply to be a Community Garden Member Today!
The application period for the San Tomas & Monroe Community Garden is open now until July 31, 2018. You may drop off your completed application at the following three locations:
Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Boulevard
Senior Center, 1303 Fremont Street
Teen Center, 2446 Cabrillo Avenue
On August 1st we will be selecting Garden Members through a lottery process. If you are selected, you will receive an email on August 3rd with an invitation to the Garden Orientation. All others applicants will be placed on the waiting list.
What is it?
The new 2 acre park on the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail will include playgrounds, picnic/barbecue areas, an open grass area, a native plant/pollinator garden, off leash dog area and a restroom. The Community Garden portion will have a covered outdoor classroom as well as plots for children, individuals and groups to grown their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Projected to open late August 2018.
Who is eligible to be a Garden Member?
To fit the City’s sustainability goals, the following Santa Clara residents will get priority. The more categories you fit, the more likely you will become a member. It is NOT first-come-first –serve process.
A City of Santa Clara Residents living within a half mile radius of Park
B City of Santa Clara Residents who receive Cal Fresh (WICC, SNAP) benefits
C City of Santa Clara Residents with children enrolled in SCUSD schools
D City of Santa Clara Residents aged 55 and up
E All other City Residents over 18.
Not sure if you live within one-half mile of the Community Garden? See list of qualifying addresses.