CLARKSTON COMMUNITY GARDEN (CCG)
1440 FAIR STREET
CLARKSTON, WASHINGTON 99403
You can find us on Fair St. behind Walla Walla Community College
Special thanks to those that contributed to the hard work that has gone into maintaining and expanding our garden within the community. Uniting and working together makes this non-profit succeed!
Our donors, sponsors, volunteers and members are what keep our garden growing.
*The community garden is located in a central part of Clarkston, Wa in the Port District on Fair. St.
*If taking Redwolf Bridge: The off ramp exit is Port Drive. Take a turn on 15th St. which merges into Fair St. You can't miss our sign.
*Valley Transit runs a route that makes it accessible with public transportation hub stops. On the public streets there is bike access, skateboard access, on foot traffic access, and parking for automobiles.
Site location is surrounded by a fence to keep out deer and other creatures that would damage crops; and sadly to prevent theft or vandalism. Currently we have a code-lock gate for members only access. We are open to public when gates are unlocked and have events taking place. We are changing some features of our garden and will be announcing new events, schedule, and open to public hours.
For a tour, if interested in becoming a member, or have questions or concerns contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org where you will be put in contact with the right person to help you.
The garden features easily accessible and maintained pathways. Our layout is very simple and beds are labeled according to the renter.
There are no steps, which is important for elderly and handicapped gardeners.
The garden has grown tremendously the past few years. Now there is a gazebo to offer shade with benches for sitting. Landscaping is coming along nicely. The flowering trees are filling out and producing. The flowers are blooming and ready for cutting. Our local art community is adding color and pop with artist sculptures throughout the garden, various rock features and stone paths are being installed. Garden art, custom bird houses, and painted rocks are easily spotted. Members have unique beds and each one is different.
Something new is always popping up and our animal community have increased. A covey of quail are always nestled in the bushes and don't be surprised if you find a clutch of eggs. Currently we have a digger in the back making holes, so be careful when along the backside of the fence.
There are many insects and bird species that have made the garden their home. Some insects are invasive and we address each bed and pest as we become aware of them. Members are strongly encouraged to voice if their bed is under attack, in need of treatment and methods of removal.
On site there are hoses with free access and timed sprinklers. Our compost area has a four binned station on a concrete slab. The greenhouse has power for warming trays, misters and fans that are available for use. The utility shed on site houses our equipment, supplies, and seeds. On the utility shed there are two bulletin boards for announcements, open tasks, warnings, upcoming events, meetings, and tips on gardening.
The office is adjacent to the greenhouse. Our main electrical box and sprinkler controls are found here. Documents, notes, and applications are stored in our books and fill out sheets, log records and information regarding the garden is stored in the office. There's a small coffee/tea station accessible for use. Built-in bookshelves hold a small library of books on gardening.
Gardeners have access to transplants in the greenhouse, the marked beds for cutting/harvesting herbs, spices, and featured crops. Gardeners will have access to special workshops that are specific to their beds.
On site is a water fountain for consumption and and faucet for hand sanitizing. A portable outhouse that is regularly maintained and always accessible is located on site. There are two garbage cans for waste removal located near the gazebo and tool shed.
Be kind and thoughtful:
As members of a community garden we hope to enjoy the garden and practice safety. Please keep these areas clean and sanitary. Pack it in pack it out rules apply. Please put tools in proper places and keep areas uncluttered.
Walkways need to be open and accessible for all; especially those with walking disabilities. Please keep in mind to be respectful of others private beds and the zones maintained for our charity projects: ask before you pick.