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A great place for a field trip. Photo by gardener Mary Gothard

The Altadena Community Garden is located at 3330 N. Lincoln Ave., Altadena, CA.

For additional information, please contact garden President Silvera Grant at 626-398-9840 or

Garden Applications

Our very popular garden runs a WAIT LIST and future members are patiently waiting over 4 years to get a plot—but it’s worth the wait!  To add your name to the list, please fill out the application here: Garden Application Form

Garden Tours and Visits

To visit the garden or set up a tour, please contact garden President Silvera Grant at 626-398-9840 or

47 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary permalink
    September 30, 2013 3:58 pm

    Starting October 5th for the next 4 consecutive weeks, Jeri Huston will be conducting her gardening classes in connection with The L.A. Victory Garden workshop courses. These classes are free to all current garden members. Please think of attending one if not all the classes there is a wealth of information to learn and a good way to meet with other gardening enthusiasts. Classes are located on the deck.

  2. Lisa Finlay permalink
    September 30, 2013 9:47 am

    Is there any way to be an associate/volunteer without necessarily being on the waitlist? I just want to learn more about gardening, but I’d rather work with one person on their plot to learn stuff than do random volunteer work. Thanks! –Lisa

  3. Teri permalink
    September 15, 2013 2:22 pm

    I live here in Altadena, and I would like to know what types of soil have been the
    most successful with the gardeners.
    I have built 3 raised beds, and I need to know what to fill them with.
    Your reply will be much appreciated.

  4. Mary McGilvray permalink
    January 11, 2012 10:38 am

    Your mother is #65 out of 72 people on the waiting list. It will be at least 1.5 years before we get that far on the list. So sorry! Please be patient or let us know if you change your mind!
    Thank you

  5. January 10, 2012 7:55 pm

    How do we know where we are on the waiting list? I put my mom, Wilfreda Quezada on it.

    • January 11, 2012 10:07 am

      The waiting list is posted on the bulletin board at the garden.

  6. Lisa Enriquez (Harris) permalink
    April 5, 2011 6:00 pm

    I’m a former member and would love to return..this time though, I wonder if there’s anyone who would be willing to SHARE the responsibility of their existing plot? I have a 2 1/2 year old now and would love to show her the ropes in gardening!

    Hi Silvera!

  7. Martina Brown-Johnson permalink
    March 16, 2011 8:59 pm

    Hi Ms. McGilvray,

    I facilitate a green community seminar group with D’veal Health Services. Our project called Think and Go Green will be holding its first seminar for the year, April 9th. We would really appreciate ending our seminar with a field trip to your garden. Please let me know if you can accommodate us. We will bring about 25 visitors who live in the community.
    Thank you in advance,

    Martina Brown-Johnson
    Think and Go Green

    • March 17, 2011 3:03 am

      Yes, we would love to have you and your group in the Garden for a field trip. Please contact me by phone (626-398-9840) or e-mail ( to make the necessary arrangements for the field trip.

      Thank you for your interest in the Garden.

      Silvera Grant, President
      Altadena Community Garden

    • Martina Brown-Johnson permalink
      April 22, 2012 8:27 am

      Hi Mr. Grant

      I placed my name on the waiting list for a plot a year ago this pass March. I am still very interested in receiving my plot and wondered where I am on the list. Or if some one will share a plot with me until my own plot would become available.

  8. Shannon Durbin permalink
    February 23, 2011 5:11 pm

    I have recently moved back to Altadena from downtown and was delighted to discover this community garden. I took my first informal tour 2 weeks back and submitted my name for the waitlist. Such a lovely space, in a lovely community! So glad you are here!

    • Mary McGilvray permalink
      February 23, 2011 7:56 pm

      If you sent me an application, I do NOT have it! Please send it to me again and I will put you on the wait list.
      Please send to my new address:
      P.O. Box 6637
      Altadena,CA 91003
      Mary McGilvray

      • Shannon Durbin permalink
        March 4, 2011 8:00 pm

        Thank you Mary! Sending it off today!


      • Shannon Durbin permalink
        March 28, 2011 6:42 pm

        Hi Mary,

        I saw that the waitlist has been updated. Just wanted to confirm that my application was received and my name will appear on the next update.

        Thank you for your help!


  9. hop permalink
    February 23, 2011 12:26 pm

    Re: Garden Item Give Away

    Hi Ashley,

    Thanks for the generous offer. I am interested in picking up:

    50 ft of 2.5 ft tall chickenwire fencing
    2 8ft nylon stakes (great for sunflowers)
    8 iron T posts 8 ft in length

    Thanks and be well


  10. Joan Collazo permalink
    February 19, 2011 5:52 pm

    Would anyone in your organization have a use for 17 pieces of cement edging. They are curved to form approximately 30″ circles with three. They are reddish in color. You’ve seen them in all the big hardware stores. They were surrounding roses bushes and such when we moved in and I just want to get rid of them. Anyone interested?

  11. Cheri Herrboldt permalink
    February 19, 2011 5:34 pm

    I could really use the tomato cages!

  12. Ashley Ravestein permalink
    February 17, 2011 11:32 pm

    I have several garden items free for anyone who could use them

    100 ft of 8ft tall nylon fencing
    50 ft of 2.5 ft tall chickenwire fencing
    6 tomato cages
    2 8ft nylon stakes (great for sunflowers)
    8 iron T posts 8 ft in length

    please contact me if you could use these items

    • Sheila permalink
      February 18, 2011 7:13 pm

      I may consider the tomatoes baskets..

    • eugene permalink
      February 18, 2011 7:35 pm

      Hi Ashley

      i’m interested in the T posts. how tall are they? also some of the fencing and stakes would be great.

    • Jean Brink permalink
      February 18, 2011 8:06 pm

      Hi, Ashley,

      I could use any of these materials. I am trying to gopher guard my hillside garden, and so the chicken wire would be useful. I could also use the tomato baskets–I use them for snow peas as well as tomatoes.

      Thanks very much.

      626 798-4699

    • February 19, 2011 12:22 pm

      Are the 8ft t-posts & sunflower stakes still available? I could use for a vitis Californica grape trellis & staking some Mammoths I’m starting. Thanks for keeping outta land full & happy gardening.

      Cheers, David – BeeRescue

    • kris permalink
      February 19, 2011 6:21 pm

      I”d love the tomato cages and sunflower stakes

  13. Denise Martinez permalink
    January 23, 2011 9:03 pm

    I wanted to get in touch to see if I could schedule 2 tours
    of the community garden. The kindergarten classes are beginning our unit
    on community and I would love to have them visit the garden. There are 2
    classes of 24 each so I thought it would be best to divide them up.

    I would appreciate assistance at contacting the appropriate person.


    Denise Martinez
    K Teacher
    Odyssey Charter School

    • January 25, 2011 3:45 am

      Hi Denise,
      Please contact me (Silvera Grant) by phone (626-398-9840) or e-mail ( to make arrangements for your class to visit the Garden. Be prepared to take group pictures of your class visit for posting on our website.

      Thank you for your interest in the Garden.

      Silvera Grant

  14. Matt-Dell permalink
    January 8, 2011 5:54 pm

    Hi All,
    I am currently on the waiting list….looks like it will be 2.5 years ++ before I get a 600 sq foot space. My comment and question is that because the current wait list has 50+ people on it. Why not sub-divide or expand the garden to accommodate more people of the community.
    I manifest that this question be asked to the right person and someday there will be no waiting list at all. Just putting it out there…
    Super Thanks!

  15. eugene permalink
    January 3, 2011 8:36 pm

    hi. i was hoping to contact someone about volunteering at the community garden. i’d love to learn and help out in any way i can. just wasn’t sure how best to contact someone. thanks.

    • January 5, 2011 6:23 am

      Hi Eugene,
      We welcome your request for volunterring. We will disucuss your request in our next membership meeting on January 25th. Please give me a call at 626-398-9840 after January 25th to discuss how we will be able to honor your request for volunterring.

      Happy New Year!

      Silvera Grant

  16. Irma Gonzalez permalink
    December 30, 2010 11:10 pm

    I am a third grade teacher at Franklin Elementary. I am planning to develop our garden area and have written several grants for funds. Two teachers and I have received one grant that will fund the installation of raised beds in three of our sixteen 8.5′ X 13′ sections. By February we will hear from the other three grants we submitted. For now we are building our beds and will be ready to fill with garden soil in January. Would like to find a resource for soil other than buying 3 cu ft bags. The school PTA is supporting this project with paper recycling project we started in November.

    • January 3, 2011 4:38 am

      Hi Irma,
      Here are two very good resource for garden soil and fretilizer for your raised beds.

      Whittier Fertilizer – Organic Sod, Bark, Mulch, Topsoil & Compost
      9441 Kruse Road
      Pico Rivera, CA 90660

      O.T.Y., INC.
      Specializing In Nursery And Landscaping Soils
      Soil Mixes (Nursery, Azalea & Potting Mix, Ground Cover & Liner Mix. Special Custom Mix)
      16820 S. Figueroa Street
      Gardena, CA 90248
      Contact Person: Anthony Yumori

      I highly recommend tha you contact Yvonne Savio, Program Manager for Common Ground Garden Program. Tell her about your school gardening project and of your needs. Her program can provide you with assistance (Master Gardeners) and addtional resources for your project.

      Contact Information:
      Yvonne Savio, Program Manager
      Common Ground Garden Program
      4800 E. Cesar Chavez Avenue
      Los Angeles, CA 90022

      Good luck with your project.

      Silvera Grant

  17. Joanne Magee permalink
    December 26, 2010 11:55 pm

    I would like to know what number Iam on the list. Hopefully , I will be getting a gardening plot soon. The last time I check I was no.16 , I have been on the list for a year and a half now. Thank you, Merry X-mas and Happy New Year.

    • Mary McGilvray permalink
      January 2, 2011 8:12 pm

      Hi Joanne,
      Unfortunately, you have only moved one position forward on the list and are now #15. We may be moving forward a few places at a time in the next few months, but please be patient. It took me almost two years to get a plot. The wait list will be posted shortly.
      Have a wonderful new year!
      Mary McGilvray

  18. Cody Coyotee permalink
    September 25, 2010 5:48 am

    Hi there. I dropped off an application but I never got an e-mail stating what my position on the wait list is. Would someone who runs this know?

    Cody Coyotee

  19. Jill McArthur permalink
    September 15, 2010 5:26 pm

    I have a class doing a food year at Sequoyah School this year. I am organizing visits to local farms/gardens. We would like to visit the Altadena Community Garden on Sept. 28th. Please reply ASAP. Thank you.

    Jill McArthur


    I’ve lost your email.

    • September 17, 2010 12:36 am

      Hi Jill,
      As a follow-up to our phone conservation on Thursday September 16, we welcome your visit to the Garden at anytime, since the September 28 date is no longer a working date for your class to visit the Garden. Call me when you have another date and we will honor your request.

  20. Michael Sanders permalink
    September 2, 2010 1:42 am

    I have been on the wait list for a year now, and am looking forward to having a plot. I am curious as to how much progress my name has made on the list. Is there any way that you could regularly post the wait list on your web site so that those waiting could have an idea of how things are progressing? Thanks for all your great work.

    • Mary McG permalink
      September 4, 2010 2:05 am

      Hi Michael,
      Currently, we have 50 people on the wait list and you are in the #19 slot. It is taking over two years to get from the bottom to the top of the list. As you can see, it is a very popular garden. Hang in there! We have also posted the Wait List as per your request. It should be up very soon.

  21. July 29, 2010 4:32 am

    Hi Karin,
    Send me an e-mail at silveragrant@gmail .com to let me know when you would like to come to the garden and I will meet you there. Yes, you are allowed to take pictures. Thank you for your interest in the garden. I look forward to meeting you.

    Silvera Grant

  22. July 27, 2010 6:09 pm

    Hi Karin,
    I will have our garden president Silvera Grant contact you. thank you for your interest in our garden!


  23. July 27, 2010 5:23 pm

    Hello, I’m a big fan of your community garden, from both a moral and aesthetic perspective. I’d like to do a short feature about the garden on my blog. Is there someone who could meet me there and show me around? I’d also like to take some photos, if that’s allowed.

    Karin (aka, Altadenahiker)

  24. Maggie Adrian permalink
    June 22, 2010 10:33 pm

    Good afternoon. I live in North Hollywood and a friend and I are investigating the idea of starting up a Community Garden. On Facebook I requested that the Council be a friend and saw you notice of the picnic in July. Is it open to the public? I realize we need to purchase tickets. Thank you. Maggie Adrian

  25. June 7, 2010 4:03 am

    Hi Danette,
    Thanks for your willingness to volunteer. I will have a representative from the garden contact you.


  26. Danette Dean permalink
    June 7, 2010 3:38 am

    I would like to volunteer to help out at the garden. I also would like to learn how to garden because I am starting one at home but I am a little lost on what to do.

    • Mary Gothard permalink
      June 12, 2010 12:26 am

      Danette, I may be able to help you. Do you live in the area? How can I contact you?

  27. March 9, 2010 5:46 pm

    hi sheila, i will work on that. thanks for the input! imelda

  28. March 8, 2010 4:35 pm

    I’m interested in recieving electronic emails as a member to be informed on the calendar events.


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