ABOUT SOIL&WATER GARDEN
Our mission is to connect our community through gardening.
2018 Season wrapped
Last year, Soil&Water held over 68 workdays (that right! 68)! That is a lot of gardening days in one year! We had a lot of fun, made new friends, harvested approximately 3000 lbs of produce and held several events. Our events included cooking demonstrations, kid’s camps, and some DIY projects like salve made from beeswax and calendula oil. We wrapped up the year with a harvest festival.
2019 Season Kick off
We’ll kick off the year with our annual planting meeting January 30, 2019 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm
This is a meeting you don’t want to miss. This is where we decide what gets planted this year. If you are the expert on some crazy variety of heirloom squash, we want to hear from you! Or say you know more about tomatoes than anyone else, come give us your advice! Know how to keep those darn squirrels out of the garden???? please help!
771 N. Rengstorff Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
Soil&Water Garden is a group of greater Mountain View residents with a love for the outdoors, getting our hands dirty, and creating DIY projects. We want to help build a community space where people can come to gather, garden, create, and learn from each other. We welcome anyone interested to join us and get involved.
We are a project of the Los Altos Community Foundation. We are thankful to our donors and supporters like the Kiwanis Club of Mountain View, Google, Inc and our volunteers.
Volunteer workdays are held during spring/summer at Soil&Water Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and are family friendly. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know, and at the end you’ll receive portions of each harvest. Teenagers can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seeds, supplies, and outreach.
To participate as a volunteer or to get your kids involved, you simply need to be interested in gardening, and then show up on garden workdays as often as you like. Bring gloves, a hat and a water bottle. We usually try to coordinate a light snack so feel free to bring something to share. Typically Feb-May is really busy with planting, we enjoy the harvests all summer long and then wrap up with a harvest festival at the end of summer while winterizing the space and planting fall crops. We try create one kid's focused event each month but regularly give them fun tasks like watering and picking.
If you choose to volunteer, your time commitment can be as little or as much as you like. Each workday is around two hours. A low commitment would be one workday a month (about two hours total) but we'd love your help every week if possible. If you like what we do, volunteer for a committee and help create events for the rest of the community.