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NOTICE: DPW offices at 147 Hampshire St. are open to the public, by appointment only, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-4800 or by email at Individual staff are also available for appointments outside of these hours as needed; please contact the office with the details of your issue, and we will coordinate with the appropriate staff member. Many DPW services can be provided online, and DPW phones are staffed 24/7 to respond to urgent concerns.
Fresh Pond, Community Garden

Apply for a Community Garden Plot

Public Works

There are thirteen (13) active community gardens located throughout the City, serving as areas of beautification, vegetable production, and meeting places. The gardens are divided into plots and shared by groups of residents. The Cambridge Conservation Commission office encourages the formation and continuance of the community gardens.

How to Start

Residents interested in participating in the community gardens program must:

  • Select one garden to apply to
  • Submit an application 

Review the city garden policy


  • Applicant must be a Cambridge Resident.
  • Priority for garden use will be given to Cambridge households with no alternative access to land on which to garden.
  • Cambridge residents with disabilities will be given priority for accessible garden plots
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