We take great pride in our four amazing gardens, which are paid for by annual plot fees and built and maintained using volunteer labor.
Mack Park Garden
Mack Park is a gardener's garden. Located at the top of Mack Park, the in-ground plots here are huge. The experience of Mack Park's gardeners is obvious, as their crops are unique, beautiful, and clearly bountiful. Plots are $40 for the season.
Mack Park Garden Captains: Hannah Beth Hembree & Beth Hakamy
Palmer Cove Garden (newly renovated!)
Renovations are complete! The newly completed garden has 70+ large raised beds, including seven fully accessible, ADA-compliant beds. Thanks to a grant partnership from Keep Salem Beautiful, we will also install a pollinator garden featuring native wildflowers this season! Located on the Salem Street side of Palmer Cove Park in the heart of Salem. Boxes are $40 for the season.
Palmer Cove Garden Captains: Walter Morrell & Matt Kirchman
Nestled within a little-known Central Salem ball field and playground, Splaine is a wonderful place to garden while the family plays or watches a game. This garden offers 4'x8' traditional-depth beds (12"), and 3.5'x5' beds at 34"deep easy access. It's home to our cooperative effort with Salem's Native Tree + Shrub Nursery, and features donation plots that educate our community + honor the Indigenous planting practices of the tribes on whose land we garden. Boxes are $20 or $40,
Splaine Park Garden Captains: Jillian Rubel - Recruiting for a co-captain!
Pickman Park is located in South Salem, in the middle of a gorgeous salt marsh on an unused tennis court, and features 4x4' and 2x8' raised beds. Watch red-tailed hawks, wild turkeys and snowy egrets while you garden. Boxes are $20 for the season.
Pickman Park Garden Captains: - Recruiting for a co-captain!