The following criteria are used in determining appropriates sites for community gardens:-

  • high density neighborhood/limited private yards
  • visibility/safety
  • water availability
  • parking
  • walkability
  • implementation ease (grading, etc.)
  • unserved by other gardens

The most important element in determining a location for a community garden is neighborhood support. Before a garden is considered, a public meeting is held to listen to concerns, support and suggestions. Support from residents surrounding the garden is crucial. Gardens grow vegetables AND a sense of community. 

If a neighborhood is interested in a community garden, residents can contact Patti Wright at pwright@cityofwestminster.us or 303-658-2201, so the site can be assessed and placed on a potential garden location list. Gardens will be developed as budget allows.  Contact Patti for plot availability at existing gardens.