The Specifics
  • Gardeners may lease a plot for the year . The Colorado growing season is April-October. Second Start Community Garden adheres to firm organic garden practices, with community composting bins and tool sheds.
  • Second Start Community Garden has 60 plots, several perennial gardens, an orchard and bees. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors drawn from our community of active gardeners.

  • Plots can be rented by individuals or groups, with the fee on household income. Households whose gross annual income is less than $45,000/yr are considered “Low Income”.

  • No gardening experience is required.  We do recommend having a Mentor if community gardening is new for you.

  • Gardeners sign a contract agreeing:

    • to contribute 8 hours (minimum) of community work-share per season (per full plot)

    • show Start of Season activity by May 1

    • use organic gardening methods and water conservation practices as referenced in our Gardener's Handbook

    • actively maintain productive crops for home table use and remove weeds in the rented plot and surrounding paths throughout the growing season 

    • end-of-season clean up of the plot if required by October 31

    • over-winter gardening is encouraged for continuing gardeners  

  • Plots are approximately 15' X 20' = 300 sq ft, and are on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • The best time to get on the waitlist is in the fall, winter, or whenever you meet us. 

$60 full plot/year

$50 plot cleaning deposit

*SSCG considers $45,000 gross annual household income as "low income."   

If you have any questions about registering for a garden plot, please reach out to the Registrar.

Mail a check or money-order payable to Second Start Community Garden for your plot rental to:

Second Start Community Garden


745 Francis Street

Longmont, CO 80501

Registration for returning gardeners begins January 15th and February 15th for new gardeners.  

If you are a NEW GARDENER and have not attended an Orientation or Garden Tour to select your plot, do not fill out this registration yet.  Contact Us and we'll get you started in the process.  Thanks!

SSCG Plots are

FULL for the 2019 Gardening Summer Season.

Thank you!

SSCG would like to thank gardeners past and present for their contribution to this website.   

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