The Project

The Near Food Project, beginning in National City, is helping communities to initiate and maintain accessibility to food sources, while exploring how others in surrounding communities have created their own community gardens

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Seeds at City Garden

This large garden is located on the San Diego City College campus. It is open to the public, but it is principally for students.  There are no designated plots, so you basically choose a spot available and work on it.

The World Beat Community Garden

This is a small community garden located on the very end south side of Balboa Park.  It has five plots which are 6'x9'.  It has one corn field that is 15'x24'.  This garden is open to the public.

The Juniper Front Community Garden

Located on Front Street in San Diego, this garden has large plots (10X15).  It also has at least 30 plots; however, it is not open to the public. 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Victoria's Gardens

Located in Lakeside, this garden has large plots and grows "pick-your-own" pumpkins and strawberries alternatively throughout the year.  There is no admission fee, but if you want any produce, you must pay for it at the on site farm stand.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Pacific Beach Community Garden

Located in a very low transit area, the Pacific Beach Community Garden has large plots--10' X 25'.  The waiting list is long, but once you begin planting, you can feel secure with your plot, as it is surrounded by many residents who feel connected to the garden.

The Orchard Garden

The Orchard Garden, located in Point Loma, is in a 500 unit community for the elderly to promote some outdoor hands and crafts activities.  It is not open to the public, but around 700 people have access to it, and many have their own growing plants, vegetables, and fruits on them.  The plots are about 6'X 12'.