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Crete Community Garden

Plots will continue to be assigned until July 1 this year

Crete Community Garden entrance.

10th and Thornwood Ave
(South of the intersection about a half block)

The garden is located in southwest Crete, established in 2012 after land was donated to the City of Crete for the purpose of creating a community garden. 

The garden is fenced with an entrance gate and parking area. Amenities available to garden participants include a water hydrant, potting tables and benches, tomato/plant cages, compost bins, and a shed stocked with basic gardening tools. The fenced garden includes a new arbor entrance funded and installed by the Crete Rotary Club in the fall of 2017.  (Go to Parks and Recreation Department Main Page)

Individual garden plots typically measure 7 feet by 12 feet and are rented for the season at $25 each. Gardeners may rent additional plots at $20 each. A $20 deposit per gardener is returned to those who abide by garden rules and participate in a fall clean up of their plots.

Gardening applications are made available by March 1 each year and plots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Applications are available at City Hall - Public Works Office or at the links below. 

 

View the 2020 garden information and application packet: English or Spanish.

  • applications are also available at City Hall, 243 East 13th Street.
  • Please return applications by mail, drop at City Hall drive-thru, or email.
  • Garden dates to remember:
    • March 1: Applications available. Application review and plot assignments begin on a first-come, first-served basis. 
    • May 1: Gardeners can begin planting (or earlier based on individual request). Some seeds may be available in the garden shed.
    • Update June 1: plots will assigned until July 1 for the 2020 season.
      • plots 27-32 on the garden layout are unavailable this season.
    • Nov. 30: All plants removed and plots cleaned; deposits returned contingent on clean-up.
  • Visit the Crete Community Garden Facebook Page for regular updates during the growing season