Tijuana River Valley Community Garden
The RCD of Greater San Diego County, in partnership with the County of San Diego, manages the largest community garden in San Diego County. The Tijuana River Valley Community Garden is located at the corner of Hollister Street and Sunset Avenue, in the southernmost portion of San Diego. 136 garden plots are spread over five acres of land in the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park.
Members of the community garden come from all walks of life. On any given day, you can hear 3 or 4 different languages being spoken. This diversity manifests itself in the crops that are grown in the garden plots – nopales, Laotian cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, etc. Young and old help each other, trading gardening advice, time, and the fruits of their labor - literally! Many gardeners are apartment dwellers, who relish the opportunity to get out into the fresh air and work the land.
A community garden fosters many wonderful things, such as increased consumption of fruits and vegetables to combat malnutrition and obesity. Gardeners have also commented on the therapeutic benefits of caring for their plants and experiencing the reward of their time and effort.
Currently, there is a waiting list for plots. If you live in the South Bay area and would like to add your name to the waiting list, please contact Ann Baldridge at (619) 562-0096.