DUNAWI CREEK COMMUNITY GARDEN

P1040852Dunawi 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. The Corvallis Environmental Center manages the community gardens in partnership with Corvallis Parks and Recreation.

INTERESTED IN A COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOT?

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

 

PLOT FEES

Plot fees depend on whether you are reserving your plot for the entire year (perennial plots), or for part of the year (annual plots). All gardeners are required pay a $25 deposit, refundable at the end of the season, upon (1) completing 6 hours of community garden labor, (2) cleaning up your garden for the winter and (3) informing the Garden Manager.

Perennial (year-round) Plots:

  • Gardening Year is April 1 – March 31
  • 400 square foot perennial plots
  • Plot Fee: $75, plus $25 deposit

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

Annual (seasonal) Plots:

  • Gardening Season is May-October
  • 200 square foot plot fee: $50, plus $25 deposit
  • 100 square foot plot fee: $35, plus $25 deposit

ADA raised beds (reserved for handicapped or elderly):

  • 4′ x 8′ raised bed
  • $25/year, plus $25 deposit

 

ORGANIC STANDARDS

DSCF9300Dunawi Creek Community Garden 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