Community Gardening

Grow food, build community.

Gardening is an easy way to live more sustainable and community gardening is a great way to grow your own food – and new friendships.

Community gardens are created for many reasons. Some gardens are organized to meet the produce needs of individual gardeners. Others grow gardens for donation to tackle issues of food insecurity. Some gardens are created to beautify a neighborhood, to educate, or to simply bring people together. Many gardens fill many of those roles all at once. Community Gardens are managed by groups of individuals in the community, and each garden may have a unique leadership structure. If you are interested in joining an already established garden, check out the map below to see which one may best fit your needs. Happy Gardening!

if you want to get involved with a community garden, the following interactive map can help you find and contact a garden that is close to you and fits your needs:

Program Support

Five Rivers MetroParks Supports Community Gardening initiatives through providing seeds and seedlings (as available) and consulting on the design and details of community garden development and longevity. We also provide educational programming to those who request it, as available.

Are you new to gardening? Are you a gardener who wants to learn about different ways of growing? Check out the videos below to see what (and how) we grow at the Possum Creek Demonstration Garden. You can check out the garden in person at Possum Creek Farm.


We are always looking for people to join existing community gardens or start new ones. If you would like to get involved in your neighborhood, call (937) 276-7053. View a map of the community gardens in Dayton. Want to rent a garden plot at Wegerzyn Gardens or Possum Creek MetroParks? Learn more about the process on our Garden Plot Rental page.


You can help us grow too! We always have needs for individuals and groups to support the gardens, events and programs. There are lots of different ways you could be helpful! If you are interested in volunteering, contact the Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark volunteer manager at (937) 276-7055.

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