Welcome to the home for all of the latest information on the Community Garden of the City of Aransas Pass!
Community Gardens offer a great value to the communities in which they are available. They provide space for community members to grow and maintain access to nutritional foods, enjoy growing and caring for a variety of plants and flowers, and they create an opportunity for education. These gardens encourage the community to spend time out of doors and emphasize overall healthy lifestyles.
The Community Garden in Aransas Pass will provide a resource for planting and harvesting in an environment that encourages garden members to be a community. The raised garden beds will offer each member a place to grow and maintain a variety of fruits and vegetables, plants or flowers, in a beautiful and centrally located space. Gardeners are welcome to share their harvests, or enjoy the fruits of their labor themselves or with those they are close to.
Each individual interested in leasing a garden plot must complete the Garden Member Form, and sign the Garden Guidelines before being issued a garden plot. Garden members who have been issued a plot will be responsible for the upkeep and use of their plot for the duration of the year they have leased it.
Each garden plot will be 10ft x 20ft and will be raised, meaning the plot will sit above ground. Initially the goal is to build 20 garden plots. More will be added as the need grows. Gardens can be leased for $20 per year for ages 18-65, and $10 per year for ages 65 and up. Garden Members in good standing will be given the first right of refusal to renew their plots at the end of their year lease. Water will be available in the Community Garden via spigots located around the parameters. Gardeners are responsible for supplying their own hoses and specific garden equipment including shovels, gloves, and seeds or plants. Plans include enclosing the Community Garden with fencing. Plans also include adding a sitting area in the shade of the trees located on the location.
The Community Garden will be located at the end of the 600 Cleveland Blvd. block near City Hall.
In early summer, city teams worked on quotes to complete adding water access and fencing to the community garden. By July the garden site began to be prepared for the water lines which were completed by the end of the month. Once water access was complete, the public works team began installation of the fencing.
The next phase will be the purchase and installation of the raised garden beds. The garden will also have areas installed for composting, and education focused area, and a small shed for maintenance supplies. Once all of the garden beds are installed, interested garden members will be contacted who have already registered via the link below.
A community garden has long been an interest to the residents of Aransas Pass. In January of 2022 this item was made a priority to the Community Enrichment department after the input from attendees at a Senior Meeting was heard, and the importance and value that a community garden would bring to the City of Aransas Pass was emphasized.
For the remainder of the year, the city departments began seeking viable locations that would supply not only the space needed for a community garden, but also where other favorable amenities would be available, including water, shade, and a location central to community member access. In March 2023 the department brought the recommendation to use the land near City Hall to a City Council workshop where the location was met with much favor and support.
On April 3rd, 2023, the City Council unanimously approved the use of the land next to City Hall for the Community Garden. The next step is to break ground and begin construction of our very our Aransas Pass Community Garden. Keep an eye open for updates as we move forward with this exciting new community asset!
Become a Garden Member
If you are interested in becoming a Garden Member, then add your name to the list! Once the garden plots are available they will be issued by first come first serve order.
Questions about the Community Garden
For any questions relating to the Community Garden, contact the Parks & Recreation or Community Enrichment department.