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Shared Roots Site Application Now Open

Connect with food and gardening in your community


Shared Roots encourages District residents to grow food by connecting them to new food-growing opportunities while caring for and building community in the garden.

There are two ways to participate in Shared Roots:

  • A Site Coordinator provides access for community members to garden, grow, or maintain a garden site.
  • A Member is a District resident interested in growing food and caring for a garden site.

Become a Member Today!

The member application is now open until April 29. Applicants can expect to be matched with a gardening site by May 7. Each year there are more members than available spots at sites. There is no guarantee that members will be matched with a site.

Shared Roots Members must:

  • Attend an online training with OSSE and DPR staff
  • Attend an in-person training with the site coordinator
  • Sign a District government waiver
  • Grow food (to take home)
  • Care for a garden site

The Site Coordinator Application is now closed.

Click here to view a map of sites.

Please contact [email protected] with questions.