Corvallis Environmental Center manages the community gardens in partnership with Corvallis Parks and Recreation:

 

Dunawi Creek Community Gardens

Dunawi Creek Community Garden is located in Bruce Starker Arts Park on SW 45th Pl and Country Club Dr. in Southwest Corvallis.  This 2-acre garden hosts nearly 100 community garden plots, a native plant garden, a shared small-fruit area, and provides four ADA-accessible garden beds.  Garden amenities include a stocked tool shed, access to wood chips & leaves, city water, a knowledgeable garden manager, and a picnic table.  The park features a play toy structure, picnic tables, duck pond, and an amphitheater.  The Corvallis-Philomath bike path offers easy accessibility as does the Corvallis Transit System bus stop located at the corner of the park.

 

Interested in having a garden plot?

If you are interested in being a NEW community gardener, contact the Community Garden Manager to add your name to our list by emailing: SAGE@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org or calling 541-753-9211.  New gardeners will be contacted in April if a plot is available for them.

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Plot Fees

All gardeners pay a $25 deposit, refundable at the end of the season after completing 6 hours of community labor, cleaning up your garden for the winter and informing the garden manager.

Perennial (year-round) plots. These fees cover April 1 – March 31

  • 400 square foot perennial plots $55

If you are a returning gardener, you must contact the Community Garden Manager by March 31st to reserve your perennial plot for the current year.

Annual plots.  May-October 

  • 200 square foot annual plots $40
  • 100 square foot plots $25

ADA raised beds (reserved for handicapped or elderly)

  • 4′ x 8′ $30/year

 Organic Standards

Dunawi Creek follows standards outlined by the Organic Materials Review Institute. Please visit their website, www.omri.org to learn more about products, standards, and general organic information. It is your responsibility to find out what is organic and what isn’t.

Here are some basic organic practices:

  • No treated lumber
  • No chemical slug bait
  • Organic fertilizer and organic pest control only
  • Grow sustainably
  • Use cover crops or mulch over winter
  • Mulch to conserve soil moisture
  • Rotate crops yearly

To reserve a plot or if you have any questions please contact the Garden Manager at:

sage@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org