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HC3 accepts applications for two community gardens:
  • Breckenridge Garden near Colorado Mountain College
  • Nancy’s Garden, a greenhouse located in Frisco.
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For applications and more information about other community gardens in Summit County, please visit the Town of Dillon website (Leslie’s Garden) or SilvanasCommunityGardens.org (in Silverthorne). The Dillon Valley Elementary Garden is dedicated to Grow to Share, a food donation program.

Breckenridge Community Garden
Breckenridge Community Garden, located near Colorado Mountain College

How it Works

Plots for all gardens are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Based on your desired plot size and garden location, you will owe a plot fee and deposit. Garden plot fees help pay for the overall maintenance of the community garden, water bills, and other garden expenses (community tools, liability insurance, garden coordination, and general operation).

You will be eligible to receive your plot deposit back at the end of the season if you complete volunteer hours for your plot. These hours can be split between friends, family, and other plot holders. Volunteering is a great way to connect with other gardeners and get involved with HC3 at various events.

Scroll down to each garden to learn more.

Breckenridge Garden

Location: Colorado Mountain College | 107 Denison Placer Rd.
34 Garden Plots

Who said growing food at 9,600 feet was impossible? We have nearly 100 gardeners sharing 34 twelve-foot by six-foot plots at the Colorado Mountain College Campus in Breckenridge. Elevation, cold nights, and unpredictable mountain climate won’t get in the way of our short growing season. We’re happy to show off our cold-hardy veggies that make the garden explode in edible greens from May to September. To help extend the growing season, we’ve designed mini-hoop houses to protect baby plants beyond the handful of frost-free days.

Leslie’s Community Garden

Location: Corner of Tenderfoot and Lake Dillon Dr. (Behind the fire station)
26 Garden Plots

Thanks to a generous donation from the Stair family and the hard work of town staff, the Town of Dillon now has a community garden to call its own. Beginning with 26, 4’x8′ raised beds, this garden is anticipated to grow over time with the development of the downtown Dillon core.

Nancy’s Garden

Location: 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco, CO
19 Garden Plots

Nancy’s Community Garden consists of 3 greenhouses that are sixty-feet long by fourteen feet wide. The first greenhouse contains 19 community garden plots. The other two greenhouses are used by the Summit CSA. The greenhouses are not open to the public but you are welcome to contact us about the garden for more information or tours.

Because Nancy’s Garden is located in a greenhouse, gardeners are responsible for opening and closing the greenhouse for airflow ventilation and heat management. Each gardener commits to 20 shifts during the season which are overseen by the Garden Steering Committee. If you do not complete your 20 shifts, you DO NOT receive your $50 deposit back. 

Dillon Valley Elementary (DVE) Garden

Location: 108 Deer Path Rd. Dillon CO
12 Garden Plots

The DVE Community Garden operates in partnership with the Family Intercultural Resource CenterWomen Infants & Children, and Dillon Valley Elementary School. Participants exchange their volunteer time in the gardens for fresh vegetables. Educational garden workshops take place throughout the season to help participants gain knowledge in planning and planting, maintenance, and harvesting so they can contribute effectively to the gardens. To get involved with DVE community gardens, please email the Garden Coordinator (HC3) or Whitney Smith (WIC).

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