Evergreen Community Gardens

Community Gardens at The Evergreen State College is a Student Activities group dedicated to providing gardening space to members of Evergreen and the greater Olympia community.

Supported by student and member fees, Community Gardens provides tools, seeds, watering equipment, common areas, and access to informational materials. The group also organizes workshops, work-parties, and other activities emphasizing organic and ecologically-conscious farming practices and the importance of local food systems.

Outdoor community garden plot, filled with crops, on a sunny day

Founded in 1982, the Community Gardens spent eighteen years on the site of what is now Demeter's Permaculture Garden, moving into its new location just to the south in 2000. The Community Gardens has over fifty 12 x12' plots available to anyone in the area. Evergreen community members are asked to pay a $20 fee, and Olympia community members are asked to pay $30. Students can sign up for free. This money helps cover operating costs for the Gardens, such as purchasing seeds, tools, equipment, and gardening literature.

If you have any questions or would like to request a garden plot for the upcoming season, contact our Community Garden Coordinator. Happy growing!

Community Gardens
Office: Space 8, 3rd Floor Sem I
Phone: (360) 867-6220
Email: Community Gardens Coordinator