What it means to join the VISTA Gardens community
First and foremost VISTA Gardens is a community. As with any community there are a few core commitments that allow the ecosystem to thrive.
1. Maintain* your bed and surrounding walkways using approved organic gardening methods
2. Volunteer for general garden upkeep at least two hours monthly and also work the annual VISTA Gardens Fall Festival
3. Participate actively in one of the Community committees. There are a wide variety of options that accommodate all levels of skill and physical ability. Committee projects count toward the two hour monthly volunteer requirement.
*Maintain = pest free and trimmed plants; regularly harvest ripe or rotted produce; keep your bed and surrouding pathways free from weeds and well covered with mulch (provided by garden)
Memberships renew 2x annually (October and March) and availabile inventory can change throughout the year.
There are two lease options:
Raised beds: There are 42 beds measuring 4' x 16'. You may lease either the full bed or half. You also may share the bed with a friend, family members, etc
Log plots: These plots can be leased in 4 x 4’ increments, up to 4' x 20', depending on availability.
NOTE: Regardless of plot type, size or volume, every member has the same community responsibility.
Want to become a member but not garden?
Yes, you can join the garden to participate in educational and social activities. Many individuals have their own home gardens but also are members to enjoy these benefits.
If you have any questions about membership and / or bed availability, please submit the contact form and a member of the membership committee will follow up with you.