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Community Roots Garden

Who We Are

Community Roots Garden is a one-acre garden at 1801 Joliet Place off of W. Gonzales Road in Oxnard. The harvest from this garden goes to volunteers, local food pantries, shelters and other outlets to help those in need. The garden also serves as an educational site where volunteers and visiting groups learn how to grow food sustainably through experiential learning. The Community Roots Garden is a ministry of the North Oxnard United Methodist Church. Workdays are on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering other times during the week, and we may be able to find a garden task for you. Community Roots Garden is an approved non-profit for you to complete your court-appointed community service hours. Please have your paperwork filled out upon arrival.

What We Do

Our Programs include:
 
Our educational programs for 2 and 3 hour visits include educational field trips for children and youth with hands on learning. 
 
Seasonal workshops lead by garden volunteers or local gurus, free and open to the community.
 
Our volunteer chef program uses fresh produce from the garden to feed 10- 20 people every Saturday.
 
Collaborating with Cal State Channel Islands, we facilitate service learning projects for more than 30 college students every semester. 
 
We also host week long summer camps with YMCA and the Abundant Table in the summer time.