Community Gardens

The city recognizes the role that community agriculture has in promoting sustainable communities through providing locally grown food and building a strong sense of place. As a result, the City provides land for the development of community agriculture needs that benefit Flagstaff.  

The City's Sustainability Office manages plot registration and partners with a local non-profit organization, Terra BIRDS, to lead educational programming. 

Plot Rental

Plot registration has now closed! Registration for next season will open in the early spring of 2024.

How to apply

Plot registration has closed for the 2023 season. 

To stay in touch with the program or receive our newsletter please email  or call 928-213-2158 with any additional questions.


  • Plots are rented from May-October for $65 each. Full and half scholarships are available to those who demonstrate financial need within the application process.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from March-April. Submitting an application does not guarantee a plot. 
  • Returning gardeners are able to secure their plot from the previous year by submitting required paperwork and payment by April 1st, 2023.
  • New gardeners who submit an application will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis to rent any remaining plots after returning gardeners. New gardeners may be placed on a waiting list if there are no immediate openings.

Garden Events

paper pot demonstration

Volunteer Days

Become a garden volunteer! Terra BIRDs and the Sustainability Office host garden work parties from May through October.  

End of Season Garden Harvest Party                October 7th | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

As the seasons change, join us to celebrate the harvests of gardens around Flagstaff and all of the community's fantastic work to support our local food systems on Saturday, October 7th, from 10am - 1pm at the Historic Southside Community Garden (900 S. O'Leary St).  We will paint rocks for garden plot signage, recognize fantastic volunteers, listen to good music, and share delicious food potluck style from the gardens! All guests are highly encouraged to bring a potluck dish to share and bonus points if the dish is made using locally grown produce! Interested in joining the celebration? RSVP using this link!



Winterizing Your Garden & Harvest Preservation September 26th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

Learn with NACA how to prepare your garden beds for winter, plan winter crop planting, and how to preserve your garden crops after harvesting. The workshop will take place at the Hal Jensen Community Garden (2403 N Izabel St) from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesday, September 26th. For more details, contact Morgan at (928) 773-1245 ext. 234.

Community Garden Newsletter

We have a newsletter specific to the Community Gardens focusing on food systems, growing, and garden-related events/programs. Subscribing to this newsletter is a great way to stay updated on how you can get involved and learn more about what we do!

Subscribe to our newsletter here.

  1. Bonito Community Garden
  2. Southside Community Garden
  3. Hal Jensen Community Garden
  4. Izabel Community Garden

Address: 527 W Elm Ave

Bonito garden

Other Gardens

In addition to three gardens with rentable plots available to residents, many other demonstration gardens and working community gardens are offered by other organizations and individuals within Flagstaff.

Check out the interactive map of all gardens in Flagstaff.


Free Seeds

The Flagstaff East Public Library provides "The Little Seed Library" to "keep seeds in the hands of the people". Library card holders can check out seed packets and later in the season are encouraged to save seeds to bring back to the library for other community members to utilize. Learn more here.

Gardening Tips

Keeping invasive weeds at bay is an important part of keeping crops healthy. Check out the Northern Arizona Invasive Plants finder that includes photos and extensive information of common weeds to help identify them while in the garden.

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