Ohana Kuleana Community Garden

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2015 Highlights:

In our third season we harvested over 2,500 pounds of produce (up from 1,500 pounds in 2014) from the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden.

Garden description:

2013 marked the first season for the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden (OKCG) located on the north side of town at 564 E 30th Street, right below Riverview Elementary. Ohana Kuleana are Hawaiian terms that means “Community Responsibility: we all own each other’s actions.”

The garden is on a half-acre plot with over 12,000 square feet of growing space (4,500 sf berm surrounding the garden and 7,500 sf of plots). There are 45 plots available to be rented for the season (May-October)

Member fees are $75 for the growing season (includes 8 workshops) and a commitment of 2 volunteer hours per month.

Monthly workdays bring garden members together to share in hard work, harvest, and laughter.

Workshops provide education on organic gardening methods for the whole community.

2015 Infrastructure include:

  • Parking area
  • Porta-potty during the growing season
  • 8 ft tall fence for wildlife
  • Irrigation system
  • Information board
  • Permaculture garden design
  • Education Pavilion
  • Benches and tables
  • Insectory for beneficial insects
  • Compost system

Plans for the future include:

  • Entryway landscaping
  • Permaculture food forest on the berm
  • Greenhouse
  • Outdoor Kitchen / Cob Oven
  • Rain garden
  • Tool shed
  • Bike racks
  • Wheel-chair accessible bed
  • Educational Signs

Location and Directions

OKCG is located on the north side of town at 564 E 30th Street on the corner of E 30th Stand 6th Avenue right below Riverview Elementary. Just 5 blocks from the Animas River Trail and 4 from transit stop #246 (29th St. & 4th Ave.) on Route 2 (FLC/North) it is convenient and easily accessible by transit, bike, or foot!

Driving directions: (Coming from Main Ave.) Turn onto E 32nd, take the first right after crossing over the river, take a left on E 30th Street, drive until it dead ends at 6th Avenue. The Garden will be on your right up the gravel drive.

If you are interested in joining the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden or have other questions or comments contact the Garden Manager: Mia Carrasco-Songer

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