We have a new garden name! We are now Harvest Moon Garden!
2017: We will again have beds available at Coquille Harvest Moon Garden beginning on February 1st. Applications for 2017 are available now. Garden beds are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Download the application by going to “Applications” or go to our website: http://www.coquillecommunitygarden.org After gardeners receive orientation, they can begin planting their garden beds. We will raise three more beds to 2ft. to be able to offer more accessible beds for our gardeners who need a higher bed. We hope to raise all the beds in the future. We have redesigned our compost area and have added a sink so that gardeners can wash the dirt off their veggies. The water used will be redirected to water our food bank beds.
Our History: The Coquille Community Garden Board was organized in the fall of 2008 by a group of local people who wanted a conveniently located garden where townspeople had the opportunity to grow their own vegetables.
We broke ground in spring of 2009, rented out beds and started planting that summer. We had 18 beds for renters, including 3 for people with physical limitations, and 8 Demonstration beds that the Board volunteers gardened for Food Bank donations. Currently, there are 27 beds for renters and 7 Demonstration beds used for teaching classes and also growing for our local food banks.
We have an arrangement with the Oregon State University Master Gardener program so Master Gardeners can come to volunteer in our garden to help garden and answer garden questions. They also earn volunteer credit hours for the Master Gardener program. We have Master Gardeners on site Saturday mornings at 11:00am starting in mid-May.
Coquille Harvest Moon Garden (CHMGA) has a fundraiser each year, a Spring Plant and Yard Sale. Each spring we start vegetable seeds with the intent of providing healthy veggie starts for our gardening community. The sale helps us raise money for maintaining the Community Garden.
Coquille Harvest Moon Garden is located in Coquille at 180 N. Baxter which is between the Auto Clinic on the corner of First and Baxter, and the Pioneer Methodist Church on the corner of Baxter and Second St., right in the heart of Coquille. For more information, check out our website at http://www.coquillecommunitygarden.org