Communities for Sustainable Monterey County Community Gardens are dedicated to building community and getting organic, fresh, local produce through gardening.  Gardens are located in the cities of Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Monterey, and Salinas.

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Thank you for helping to fund C4SM’s “Big Idea” for 2023 by making a gift through the 2022 Monterey County Gives! campaign.  

Renew your garden plot or make a one-time donation
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The  Oak Woodland Community Garden is maintained by Citizens for Sustainable Marina (C4SM).  It’s situated inside LockePaddon Wetland Community Park,  just off Reservation Road (from Highway 1), and is adjacent to the Marina LibraryThe garden has essentially become Marina’s “Central Park”, since it was launched on Earth Day, 2013.  It’s become a popular recreation destination, visited daily by multitudes of city residents and visitors.

During daylight hours, it offers exercise, walking trails, nature observation, dog walking, and a peaceful and quiet respite. It’s also the site of Marina’s annual Earth Day Celebration.  The wetland park and community garden have been the focal point of many thousands of community volunteer hours that have helped maintain and grow this beautiful space.  

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The Pacific Grove Community Garden, a project of Sustainable Pacific Grove, is located behind the Pacific Grove Adult School, 210 Ridge Road, Pacific Grove.  The garden is steps away from the Monarch Grove Sanctuary. 

To inquire about a garden plot, contact Bonnie Adams at Use the DONATE button to renew your garden plot or make a gift.

Sustainable Monterey maintains the Monterey Community Garden at 293 Van Buren Avenue in Monterey.  The garden’s 21 beds are available to owners who agree to tend their plot regularly and responsibly, as well as help care for the surrounding grounds and structure.   

Contact Lynn Hamilton at to inquire about garden plots. 

The Natividad Creek Park Community Garden is maintained by Sustainable Salinas and Local Urban Gardeners (LUG).   The garden is situated in Natividad Creek Park, 395 Nogal Drive, in Salinas.  

This garden-based community center serves as a place of learning, a place to grow nutritious food, promote sustainable gardening and inspire community improvement.  Help support their work by making a gift of any size, using the above DONATE button.