The LMCHD community garden is designed for the urban farming & collective gardening activities of the residents of Pittsburg and Bay Point. The community garden consists of 39 ground plots, 18 raised beds, and 23 circle plots. The Community Garden brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to share in the experience of organic gardening and building a sense of community.
There’s nothing more satisfying than growing your own food, our menu is based on what’s ready to harvest!S. Anderson (LMCHD Master Gardener)
Urban farming/agriculture is a means to increase access to locally grown food and a way of reintroducing the public to the many aspects of food that we often loose as communities. How food grows, what grows regionally and seasonally, knowing the nutirent factors of what foods you consume, are all important lessons and make a better informed commuinty. Urban farming can be the front line of the future food system.
The LMCHD garden hosts numerous year round workshops, cooking demonstrations, tours, and other events which educate and promote the benefits of urban farming and organic growing practices.
There are many reasons why we as a communtiy should pay attention to what we eat. The processed, low-variety foods many of us consume regularly may be convenient and tasty, but they compromise our health, Not only does being apart of the LMCHD Commutniy Garden give you the opportunity to grown your own nutritious, fruits and vegetables itr also gives you acces to a more diverse and health diet. Being Community Gardener with LMCHD also give you the option to stay active. Gardening is a great physical activity. Please see the LMCHD Community Garden map below, also, the legend, summary, photo gallery, and additional features.
Community Garden Legend
Square with number: Ground plot 16'x16'
Rectangle with letter: Raised bed 3'x16'
Circle with number: Round ground plots
Community Garden Summary
39 Ground plots
18 Raised beds
23 Round ground plots
1 Tool barn
1 Storage shed
1 Green/Hot house
6 Compost bins
1 Deck area with benches
Please see our Photo Gallery below for a visual of the brilliant work being done here at the LMCHD Community Garden. Thank you!