2016 Community Garden Information

4 pictures from the Community Gardens


Sioux Falls Community Garden 2016 Season

The Sioux Falls Community Garden project is a cooperative effort involving the Minnehaha County Master Gardeners, SDSU Extension, the City of Sioux Falls, and a dedicated group of volunteers who oversee more than 200 individual gardeners.

Community Garden placement is on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to returning 2015 gardeners in good standing.  2015 gardeners will be contacted by mid-December 2015 with instructions for 2016.

People who choose to be community gardeners are expected to maintain their garden plots for the entire growing season and to provide volunteer help in preparing the garden sites with activities such as staking plots and applying organic mulch.  Gardeners are also expected to clean their plots at the end of each growing season.  . 

All new and returning 2015 gardeners will have to fill out and submit an application form in 2016.   

If you are interested in becoming a 2016 Community Gardener, please click on the Guidelines at the right.  The 2016 Application will be available online or at the Park Office starting on January 2, 2016. Applications may be dropped off at the Park Office, located downtown at Sixth and Phillips, or mailed to the Park Office, 100 East Sixth Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 starting on January 2, 2016. The deadline for submitting an application is February 13, 2016.  Park Office phone number is 605-367-8222.

Gardeners, whose applications have been approved, will receive notification and an invoice by March 1, 2016.  There is a $15 season fee for all garden sites. Scholarships are available if the garden fee is prohibitive.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified of their status by April 1, 2016.