Community Gardens

Community Gardens Mission Statement:
The Mill Valley Community Gardens provide space for Mill Valley citizens to garden together — to create a shared vision, to work collaboratively, and to cultivate a place for individuals, families and friends to learn about and experience the rewards of gardening.


Mill Valley Community Center - Community Garden

180 Camino Alto — Near the Fitness Building
Opening date: September, 2006

Bayfront Community Garden

Hamilton Drive — Across from Hauke Park, near the Police Station
Opening Date: April, 2017


When considering recreational activities, you may think of sports fields or playgrounds with hundreds of kids and families using them on a daily basis.

In the City of Mill Valley, we offer an ongoing opportunity for activity and engagement with the natural world of Community Gardening. Our two beautiful independently sited gardens — the Mill Valley Community Garden and the Bayfront Community Garden — provide 70 individuals with assigned plots for means to grow vegetables and ornamental plants, and to beneficially impact the community through their efforts.

Gardeners of all abilities and their families follow organic practices and collectively maintain the garden. Collaboration, education and social activities are hallmarks of the community gardening experience. Through good organic gardening practices healthy food is regularly harvested, and shared throughout the community, contributing to programs such as Community Action Marin as well as St. Vincent DePaul.

The community gardens provide a peaceful setting for informal recreation. It’s a place for people to gather, share ideas with their neighbors, help one another, and to advise and assist in a variety of ways that reach beyond the activity of gardening. The Community Garden and the Bayfront Garden are a friendly and open community with a passionate group of residents that continue to widen and expand as time passes.



If you are a citizen of the City of Mill Valley or Greater Mill Valley and would like to be placed on our waitlist, please email with your name, phone number, home address, and email at: recreate@cityofmillvalley.org.


Garden Contributions to Community Action Marin - 2020

Major kudos to our Mill Valley Community Center Garden on it's incredible produce contributions to Community Action Marin this past summer! The Community Center Garden has consistently supplied over 100 lbs. of produce a week throughout the summer gardening season and is on track to continue with this high volume going into the fall. We are beyond proud of the entire group of gardeners in the Community Center garden for their outstanding contributions and wish to thank them for this level of service in what has been a very challenging year for all of us.

 

MORE INFORMATION - GET INVOLVED

Risa DeFerrari
Mill Valley Recreation
180 Camino Alto Mill Valley CA 94941
(415) 383-1370
rgdeferrari@cityofmillvalley.org