Apply for a Community Garden Plot

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Participating in one of TNFP's Community Gardens is an incredible opportunity to grow fresh food for yourself and your family with a supportive community of neighbors! In addition to access to land, tools, water and seeds, TNFP facilitates regular garden trainings, work days and occasional potlucks. Some participants join with years of gardening experience, while others are first-time growers -- whatever your background, you’ll find opportunities to both learn and share!

We are currently accepting applications for plots at McGruder Community Garden and Wedgewood Urban Garden. Applications are due by March 14th to participate in the Spring season, and by May (date TBD) for Summer and Fall -- orientations for new participants are held the weekend following these deadlines. The growing season runs through October.

Commitment: Garden participants are expected to attend a twice-monthly garden training or work day. McGruder meets Saturdays from 9-11 am, and Wedgewood meets Sundays from 1-3 pm. You'd be required to visit your plot at least 1 additional day each week (with a recommendation of 2-3 days).

Fee: An annual plot fee of $15-$30 is required, depending on plot size (except McGruder, which is free of charge). This fee will go toward expenses of the community garden.

Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee a plot. We give priority to individuals who 1) face economic, health, cultural, or social barriers to growing their own food; 2) do not otherwise have access to land, 3) are connected to the location of the garden (ex. living in the neighborhood, working nearby, or attending school locally); and 4) are committed to participating in the full growing season.


Still have questions? We encourage you to go ahead and fill out an application so our Community Garden Manager, Kia, can follow up with you. You may also reach out to Kia at or (615) 460-0172 ext. 118.


Community Garden Plot Application

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