Membership Information

Entrance to Community Organic Garden

Eligibility & Wait Lists

Membership to the gardens is granted to Emeryville residents and those living in the immediate adjoining areas of Oakland in the 94608 zip code area. The 3 gardens combined serve approximately 85 people interested in community gardening. The original Emeryville Community Organic Garden on Doyle Street has a long waiting list, with a current wait of up to three years. Big Daddy's Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden and the Temescal Creek Community Organic Garden usually have no waiting list or a short one.


Friend of the Garden
is a special non-gardening membership category that allows access to the garden in exchange for being a host to visitors who stop by. Friends are people who enjoy spending time in the gardens at their convenience. They may or may not be residents of 94608, and often they are people who live or work in the vicinity of the individual gardens. In order to learn more, please contact the coordinator of the garden you are interested in.  

 

How To Join

Emeryville Community Organic Garden (Doyle Street)

  To be placed on the waiting list, you need to complete and return an ECOG application, which can be downloaded on this site or picked up at the garden when members are present. There is a $10 non-refundable application fee that applies to your first year’s dues. If you have any questions, you can contact coordinator Sam Foushee at slfoushee@comcast.net or by calling 510-393-6749.

 

Big Daddy's Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden

  To inquire about open spaces at this garden, contact coordinator Vickie Jo Sowell at vickiejosowell@hotmail.com or by calling 510-655-7374.

 

Temescal Creek Community Organic Garden

  To be placed on the waiting list, you need to complete and return a TEMCOG application, which can be downloaded on this site or picked up at the garden when members are present. There is a $10 non-refundable application fee that applies to your first year’s dues. If you have any questions, you can contact coordinator Baruch Golden at baruchg50@hotmail.com or by calling 415-286-3920.

 Fees

Emeryville Community Organic Garden (Doyle Street)

  $10 non-refundable application fee

  $40 annual membership dues (as of 11/2017)

Big Daddy's Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden

  No application fee

  $50 annual membership dues (as of 11/2017)

   Temescal Creek Community Organic Garden

  $10 non-refundable application fee

  $40 annual membership dues  (as of 11/2017)