WELCOME The Larkspur California Community Garden provides Larkspur residents space in 73 small garden plots, a tool shed, a compost area and a communal orchard. This Organic garden, located in Piper Park was established in 1982.
If you are interested in joining the garden community and if you live in Larkspur or Greenbrae, contact and sign up with the Larkspur Recreation Department.
GreetingS Gardeners! January 10, 2021 Welcome to our 39th year of organic growing at The Larkspur Community Garden. Please mark your calendar with two garden dates. Our Spring start up March 20th 2021 and Fall clean up October 23, 2021. We hope you are well and safe at this time. I am writing to let you know that access to the Community Garden is still approved during the COVID-19 event with these stipulations to all of our gardeners: 1.Gardeners may use the garden at their own risk. 2. All who come to the Community Garden need to Wear a Mask. 3.Please bring disinfectant wipes/hand sanitizer. Please use on your hands after entry/exit and after using Community Garden tools. Please continue to take appropriate precautions. 4.Please maintain social distance. Say “Hello” to each other and be safe. 5.Please only bring members of your family to the garden. Please don’t bring friends or neighbors. 6. Please be patient and kind. Folks may be a bit on edge. It’s going to be weird out there for a bit longer and we all need to take care of ourselves and each other. Enjoy getting your hands into the soil and tend your Garden plot. We look forward to seeing you. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This year our focus will again be to keep plants within our garden borders. Most of us like to plant alyssum, calendula, nasturtium, artichoke, zucchini, vines, roses, zinnias, geraniums, etc..Realize how large your plants will grow and plant them accordingly. If they are planted too close to the garden’s edge they will grow over the border. *** If needed, transplant them further into your garden so you won’t have to keep cutting them back just as they grow and start to look good. Give them a wide berth to grow. Both they and you will be happier. Please use this time to keep your aisles “weed-free”. Remember to organically feed the soil. Use deep mulch so you rarely need to water. Check and report any faucet leaks and any damage to hose posts and wooden borders. Thank you to everyone for making our garden look so beautiful. See you in the Garden! Stephen Conner, Coordinator, Larkspur Community garden
At this time visitors, friends or neighbors are not allowed to tour the garden. Only gardeners and members of their immediate families.
Organic gardeners feed the soil and not the plant. The soil serves as the reservoir for water and the vital nutrients that the plant requires for growth. In an Organic garden the soil is the foundation of a healthy eco system.
"BARE- BONES-MINIMUM" OF GARDEN PARTICIPATION The Larkspur Community garden is a community of gardeners who grow organically. Good stewardship is a requirement for every single garden. The following is a list of the bare-bone minimum of garden participation.
Every gardener has the responsibility of preparing their garden plot for Spring planting and again for Winter clean-up; and the weeding of their aisles prior to our March and October workday gathering.
As a gardener you need to show that you are making some sort of an effort to be present at your garden and cultivate and care for your plants."Failure to care for your plot will result in termination of your lease."
A garden plot: needs to be developed and used.
: needs to be planted and tended to.
Regular garden maintenance is necessary.
Weeds need to be kept in check.
Weeds : should not choke other plants
: should not grow under borders to other gardens or aisles : should not reseed or spread
Invasive plants require vigilant maintenance
Unchecked plants are offensive, dangerous and a nuisance to everyone else.
You need to be concerned about everyone else.
You don't own your garden plot, you just lease it with the understanding that it will be gardened, used, weeded, pruned as necessary, watered and cared for, (hopefully with loving hearts, hands and enthusiasm). The appearance of your garden effects the community.
It is not fair not to use it. We have a waiting list of hopeful gardeners who want your plot.
We strive together to grow as community as we continue to enjoy our garden as much as we can. We all can creatively grow organically, therapeutically reduce stress and renew ourselves through recreation in the soil. We endeavor to do this more easily together than alone and share more abundantly as community than as individuals.
Begin the season anew. Renew yourself again in the garden.