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Community Gardens

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Cambridge Community Gardens – Guidance During COVID-19

•Do not garden if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, if you have been sick in the past 2 weeks, or if you have been in contact with anyone who may have contracted COVID-19.
•Wash hands frequently and avoid touching your face.
•Practice social distancing.
•Wear a mask when outside.
•Be careful touching high use surfaces including gates, water spigots and hoses. Wash your hands, apply alcohol based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol, or wear gloves.
•Use your own tools whenever possible, and if you use other people’s tools be sure to sanitize them before and after use.
•Stay in communication with fellow gardeners.

About Community Gardens

There are 14 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 encourages the formation and continuance of community gardens. Residents interested in participating in the community gardens program should review the city garden policy and submit an application.  

All applications will be processed in the order they are received and added to the appropriate waitlist.  Applicants will only be contacted when a plot becomes available for their use. Please be aware that the wait may be in excess of 2 years. 

These are the City’s 14 current Community Gardens (see map):

  • William G. Maher Community Garden
  • Fresh Pond Reservation/Parkway Garden
  • McMath Park Community Garden
  • Corocoran Park Community Garden
  • Sacramento Street Community Garden
  • Field of Dreams Garden
  • Green Street Neighborhood Garden
  • Peggy Hayes Memorial Garden
  • Emily Garden
  • Squirrel Brand Community Garden
  • Moore Street Community Garden
  • Costa Lopez Taylor Park Community Garden
  • Riverside Press Park Community Garden
  • Hurley Street Community Garden
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Additional Information

Backyard Urban Gardening

For information about growing your own backyard garden in the City, please see the FAQs below. To learn more about landscaping techniques in urban areas, check out this video.

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