Community Gardens

Cornucopia Community GardenVolunteers

Cornucopia Community Garden is the City of Ventura’s largest community garden, with approximately 150 plots available for rent to community members. Managed by the Parks and Recreation Department, the garden attracts community members from all walks of life who come together to cultivate the land and enjoy the outdoors.

Rental Fees

Rental Fees Include: water, mulch (while supplies last), green waste and trash disposal, garden tools/equipment, and portable restrooms.

  • Garden plots are rented and assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Plots average approximately 18ft x 20ft.
  • Current rental fees are $85.00 per plot for 6 months, due on January 1 and July 1. An $85.00 refundable garden deposit is also required. Garden plot fees will be prorated for renters joining the garden between billing cycles.
  • A 10% surcharge will be added to plot rental fees for customers who live outside Ventura city limits. This surcharge helps defray the costs for upkeep of City parks and facilities that are supported by Ventura taxpayers.

Resources

Kellogg Community GardenGarden Vegtables in a basket

The Kellogg Park Community Garden is the City of Ventura’s newest community garden with 47 plots available for rent to community members. Managed by the Parks and Recreation Department, the garden attracts community members who come together to garden, enjoy time with neighbors, and celebrate their harvest.

Rental Fees

Rental Fees Include: raised planter bed, water, gopher wire base to protect from pests, garden tools/equipment, and restroom at the park site.

  • Garden plots are rented and assigned on a first come, first serve basis for Ventura residents. Plots average approximately 3ft x 6ft.
  • Current rental fees are $30.00 per plot for 6 months. A $30.00 refundable garden deposit is also required. Garden plot fees will be prorated for renters joining the garden between billing cycles. All participants must comply with the Community Garden Rules and Guidelines.

Resources

Westpark Community GardenTwo men gardening

The Westpark Community Garden has 22 plots available to rent to community members. Managed by the Parks and Recreation Department, the garden attracts community members who live near Westpark, enjoy cultivating the land, and celebrating their harvest.

Ryan Power
Recreation Coordinator
rpower@cityofventura.ca.gov
805-648-1895

Pollinators

Pollinators include many species of bees, butterflies, birds, lizards, insects, bats, even small mammals. Most visit flowers to drink nectar or feed off pollen and consequently transport those pollen grains as they move from spot to spot. This action helps fertilizer the plants and ensure their continued reproduction.  

All pollinators play a vital role in pollinating most of the world’s flowering plants and continuing the production of our food supply. Learn more about the importance of pollinators and ways you can help protect them at www.wildlife.ca.gov/Science-Institute/Pollinators.