Lake City Community Garden

Community Garden

2024 Community Garden Season


Registration Information

Registration for the 2024 season of the Lake City Community Garden will begin March 1, 2024. The registration period runs from March 1, 2024 through the end of business hours on Friday, March 22, 2024. 

Registration materials are posted on the City of Lake City website.  Additionally, printed copies may be obtained at the office of City Planning and Community Development in City Hall. 

Once the registration period closes, plot assignments will be made by April 1, 2024 and notification of plot assignment will be made by email.  If more applications are received than there are plots available, a waiting list based on a first come-first served basis will be kept to allow follow on assignments should plots become available.  For returning gardeners, the default position is to reassign the plot held last season.


About the Gardens

The Community Garden is located at 401 10th Street North, across from Automation Services.  There are 38 small plots measuring 15 by 20 feet and 23 large plots of 25 by 25 feet.  Interested gardeners must be residents of Lake City or employees of a business located within the city limits.  New gardeners must submit a deposit with their application and waiver.  The small plot deposit is $25, and the large plot deposit is $50.  Deposits will be refunded at the end of the year if plots are cleaned and maintained according to simple garden guidelines.

The Community Garden project began in 2009 and was augmented with a grant from Horizon Milling and Cargill Corporation to help feed the community in difficult times.  The land is owned by the City and water is provided on site and donated by the City.  Hoses, a limited selection of tools, and a lockable storage shed were acquired using grant money and donations by gardeners and are available use by the gardeners.