Rolland Moore Community Garden Update
In December 2015, neighbors of Rolland Moore Community Park successfully applied for a community garden in the park.
A neighborhood meeting was held on February 29, 2016, where neighbors could provide input on the site within the park and design elements for the garden. A sign was installed on site in the proposed location so more neighborhood feedback could be collected.
Construction is anticipated to begin in April 2016 with a projected grand opening in May 2016. This schedule is dependent on weather conditions.
If you are interested in a plot in the new Rolland Moore Community Garden, please contact Vicki Cotton at the Gardens on Spring Creek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-416-2486.
- Proposed design for the Rolland Moore Park Community Garden (PDF) - Coming Soon!
- Contract Information for renting a community garden plot (PDF) - Coming Soon!
For more information about the Rolland Moore Park Community Garden, please contact The Gardens at 970-416-2486.
Renting Space in a Community Garden
A place for residents to garden
The Gardens on Spring Creek currently manages six locations for community gardening. Four are in public parks around the city of Fort Collins: Buckingham Park, Edora Park, Rogers Park and English Ranch Park. One is located at the Senior Center and the sixth is at the Gardens on Spring Creek. The community garden at The Gardens opened in 2004, while establishment of the offsite gardens began in 2013, and has been expanding ever since.
At the Community Gardens, residents can grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs, and annual flowers in a 10' x 15' plot in a securely fenced area. Amenities include a tool shed, picnic table, compost bins, access to water and hoses. Gardeners are asked to provide their own tools, plants, and other supplies.
Do you provide direct education to under-served populations, schools, or would you like to grow food for the Food Bank?
The Community Garden Outreach Program, at the Gardens on Spring Creek, reserves a plot at each of the Community Gardens we manage for groups that offer direct education programming to youth or under-served populations, schools, or those growing food for donation to the Food Bank for Larimer County. Currently we have availability for this project-based work at three community gardens located in Buckingham, Edora and The Gardens on Spring Creek. If you are interested in discussing your project for gardening in 2016, please contact Vicki Cotton at email@example.com
Are you an individual interested in gardening in a community garden?
Plots are rented out by the growing season for a $50 fee, which includes a $25 deposit. The deposit is refunded if a gardener decides not to return for the next season and after individual plots have been cleaned and gardeners have completed their 4 community work hours (weeding, mulching pathways).
There is currently a waitlist for ALL garden plots. To be placed on the waitlist, please send your name, phone, email and top 3 garden choices to Vicki Cotton at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need any more information, please contact us at 970-416-2486.
More Information (Updated 2/10/2016):
Community Gardens in Parks
The City of Fort Collins hosted an open house on October 5, 2015 to discuss Community Gardens in Parks and the application process for neighborhoods interested in a community garden in their nearby park.
Parks suitable for a Community Garden include:
- Rolland Moore Park
- Spring Canyon Park
- Cottonwood Glen Park
- Golden Meadows Park
- Leisure Park
- Miramont Park
- Overland Park
- Ridgeview Park
- Rossborough Park
- Soft Gold Park
- Stewart Case Park
- Troutman Park
- WatersWay Park
- Westfield Park
Applications are due November 15, 2015. Completed application and support petition can be mailed to the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526 -or- emailed to Mary Miller at email@example.com.
For more information, please contact Mary Miller, Community Garden Outreach Coordinator, at 970-416-2486.
2145 Centre Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
May 1–Sept. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.
noon–5 p.m. Sun.
Oct. 1–Apr. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.