Kent Community Garden

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Welcome to the Kent Community Garden! For over 20 years our seasonal organic garden has yielded healthy fresh produce and crops, and provided a sense of community and the benefits of physical activity to over a thousand gardeners. Get growing!

WELCOME TO 2019! Please review the following schedule of important dates for this year's season.

Familiarize yourself with the program rules for Safety, Participation, Conservation and Conduct below, and note where parking is available.

SIGN UP HERE for the March 30 Path-making Event

COMPLETE and PRINT A REGISTRATION FORM

  • All Registrations taken at Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. North, Kent, WA  98032 (open Monday through Saturday) or by phone at 253-856-5000.

Table of 2019 Important Garden Dates

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THE BASICS

  1. ORGANIC GARDENING ONLY. Check your gardening products at OMRI.org.
  2. WHEN:  April 1 through last Sunday in October
  3. WHERE:  Corner of 64th Avenue South and James Street in the Kent Valley
  4. PLOT SIZE:  approximately 20' x 20' (400 sq. ft. ) VIEW LAYOUT MAP
  5. COST:  $45 rental/water fee; subject to change without notice
  6. REGISTER IN PERSON at Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. North in downtown Kent
  7. REGISTER BY PHONE at 253-856-5000   
  8. MID-SEASON DISCOUNT:  $5.00 off new registrations from July 1 through August 15.
  9. Registration ends August 15.
  10. Previous year's gardeners in good standing can register early for the same plot.
  11. No garbage service. Pack out all trash.

SAFETY

  • Always lock the street corner gate behind you when entering or leaving the garden, no matter how quick your trip is. life ring
  • Report an inoperative lock immediately to Kent Commons at 253-856-5000.
  • Never unlock the gate for, or give the lock combination to, someone you don’t know.
  • Daily hours are dawn to dusk. No night gardening.
  • Always use tools properly and for their intended purpose.
  • Report broken tools at KentWA.gov/Garden.
  • Power tools are prohibited. No exceptions.
  • Supervise children closely. Do not allow them to run, climb or throw anything.
  • All pets are prohibited. Do not bring any animals into the garden.
  • NEVER leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle while gardening.
  • Keep the paths and common areas clear of weeds, trash, tools, and debris.
  • Immediately report theft, vandalism or trespassing to Kent Commons at 253-856-5000.
  • Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

PARKING

  1. Bishop's Storehouse lot at 1412 West Morton Street during posted business hours
  2. Along West Morton Street
  3. Kent Valley Ice Centre at 6015 South 240th Street (one block west on James/South 240th)
  4. Curb strip on James St. near garden entry gate (At Your Own Risk)
  5. Any PUBLIC and LEGAL parking space
  6. BUS TRANSIT - King County Metro routes 158, 166 and 180

THE CITY'S ROLE

  1. Prepare the ground by rototilling the entire garden before opening day.
  2. Measure plots and stake boundaries before opening day, and post name signs at plots.
  3. Provide access to water, hoses, wood chips for paths, and a portable restroom.
  4. Replenish the supply of wood chips for paths upon request.
  5. Empty the rock bins or yard waste structure upon request.


Direct Contact:  Call 253-856-5111 or email the Community Garden Coordinator.

The Kent Community Garden is a collaborative effort between the city and the LDS Bishop’s Storehouse and Cannery, which owns the property. We recognize and appreciate the Church of LDS for their commitment to this program – Thank you!

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