Today’s greater housing density squeezes garden space from homes. But community gardens
provide a place for people to produce healthy food and connect to a living, growing and rewarding part of nature.
When Martinez residents wanted a place to dig in the dirt, to plant, to reap an edible harvest, the Land Trust helped establish a community garden in partnership with the City of Martinez. JMLT has sponsored the popular 4-acre garden, which is located in Hidden Lakes Park, since its 1997 inception.
Participants can rent one of 19 plots of land here for a nominal fee, to grow vegetables and flowers. Even local elementary school students can share the bounty of their efforts with friends, family and other community members.