See that empty plot above? Come pick one out for yourself and decorate it as you like. And of course, plant what you want.
Benefits of a Community Garden
Adults and children who take part in a community garden eat healthier diets than do non-gardening people, according to Michelle Obama’s “Lets Move Campaign”.
We feel quite strongly that involvement and participation in our community garden will, in turn, help to lower the childhood obesity rate here in Las Vegas.
So, make sure to bring your kids when you visit!
We have a great playground for them, as well.
Also, it is a scientifically documented fact that exposure to green spaces reduces stress and increases a sense of wellness and belonging. These are only a few of the many ways in which Vegas Roots Community Garden is a catalyst for positive change.
Plot sizes are 50 square feet, which is just the right size for most folks. Not too big, but not too small. You’ll be surprised just how much produce can grow in a 5 x 10 foot plot!
Watering – Each Space is automatically watered every day.
One Growing Space – If you have more than one child, they may share the space.
If one space will not be enough you are welcome to purchase an additional space.
Garden Access – If you have the need to garden or maintain your plot,
kids have the same access as Adult Gardeners ( Parents must be present )
Plot Owners – Can access their space any day of the week.
Monthly Planting Guide – The children will get a list of all of the veggies they can choose from
to plant each month. (one printed guide per family)
Seeds – We have a large variety of seeds to choose from but still may not have what your child wants to plant. Any local nursery will be able to supply any additional packets of seeds you need.
They cost from $2 – $3 a pack.
You can also do a seed swap with other families as each packet has at least 20-30 seeds of which you will only need about 4 of them. So… one parent can buy pumpkin seeds while another buys cucumber seeds and then you just share between the two.
Water – Each space is automatically watered every day.
Supplies to bring – ( These are optional ) . . . We have a supply of used Garden gloves & Tools that the children can use.
(Walmart, Target or Home Depot have cute gardening sets for kids)
- Hand shovel
- Watering can
- Small scissors (to cut veggies when ready to harvest)
Seeds – We have a large variety of seeds to choose from but still may not have what your child wants to plant.
Any local nursery will be able to supply any additional packets of seeds you need. They cost from $2-$3 a pack.
You can also do a seed swap with other families as each packet has at least 20-30 seeds of which you will only need about 4 of them.
So… one parent can buy pumpkin seeds while another buys cucumber seeds and then you just share between the two.
Benefits To You
- Adopt a garden plot to harvest fresh, organic produce for yourself, family, or business.
- This is perfect for families who desire to not only grow their own organic produce, but to teach their children how fun and easy it is.
- Get some sun and fresh air in a peaceful, green space.
- Grow your choice of healthy, organic produce to nourish yourself and your family
- Involve & educate your children in how food is grown and where it really comes from
- Get grounded to the Earth by putting your hands in the soil and tending your crops
- Enjoy the pleasure of knowing where your produce came from and that YOU grew it!
Provides a wonderful outdoor environment for
learning about and connecting with the Earth.
All this for only $500 per year
to support this wonderful project!
You can also pay $125 Quarterly
And of course, this fee helps us run the Garden and our programs, as well as pay our utility bills.
The water bill alone is quite large, despite our ongoing conservation efforts.
We’ll keep you posted on all the news and updates to this wonderful program.
If interested, please download and fill out the application form and
email us with a time for you to come down and pick out your plot.