Community Gardens

Community Gardens & COVID-19

Registration for the 2021 season is opening soon! Scholarships available.

Covid-19 Community Garden protocols,  implemented until further notice:

  • Don’t come to the gardens if you’re feeling sick, or suspect you may have been exposed to the virus. 
  • Please only work in your own garden plot, and respect the other spaces – don’t touch other plots. 
  • When you do begin gardening, please maintain all recommended actions by the CDC and local health officials to limit exposure, including social distancing. If the gardens are too crowded to maintain social distance at your plot and the community spaces, please come back another time
  • Gardens are closed to public visitors for the time being.
  • All gardeners must wear gloves when using equipment from the shed.
  • Please spray down the handles of each tool you use as well as any door knobs or other surfaces you touch. Sanitizer solution will be placed in each garden shed.
  • There will be no volunteer groups or volunteer days at this time. If you’d like to volunteer on an individual basis, contact us directly for a task list. 
  • All public and educational events have been suspended
  • If you need seeds, contact us directly. We plan to make boxes of seed packs that gardeners will be able access on their own at each garden. We’ll also provide sanitizer spray or wipes on site to wipe down seed box lids, etc.

Registration is not yet open for 2021. Check back here, our social media, monthly newsletter, or contact us directly and we will let you know when registration opens.

Plots at all gardens are $30 each. If $30 is beyond your budget, scholarships are available; contact us and we’ll gladly work with you.

LEAP is offering garden plots at the same 4 gardens in Roanoke City that were available last year (click here to learn more about each garden). You will be asked in the registration to list your preferred garden. Plots will be assigned in the order for which they were registered, with the exception of those who held plots in 2019. If you gardened in 2019, you get priority on your same plot. Please note that space is limited at the gardens. Your first choice may not be available, depending on demand. If this is the case, you will have the opportunity to choose another location.

We’ve left an open space in the registration for comments. If you have any feedback or comments, or have a special circumstance, please let us know in the comments section of your registration. 

LEAP is excited about entering our second year overseeing the Community Gardens. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or thoughts to gardens@leapforlocalfood.org or 540-632-1360.