The Good Earth Community Garden is a satellite garden of the non-profit South Coast Community Garden Association. Our mission is to provide guidelines and support for the establishment of community gardens on the southern coast of Oregon. The Good Earth Community Garden presents educational opportunities to new and experienced gardeners and ongoing support and encouragement to community members who wish to grow their own food.
Bandon Good Earth Community Garden
P.O. Box 1155
Bandon, OR 97411
Bandon Good Earth Garden 2019 Plant Sale
The annual Good Earth Community Garden Plant Sale will be held again this year at the Farmers and Artisans Market in Old Towne Bandon. At the plant sale, you can buy locally grown vegetables starts, herbs and more. All our offerings are organically grown and almost all of our veggies are heirloom, specifically chosen for our cool climate: brassicas, lettuces and salad greens, cucumbers, peppers, spinach, Swiss chard, and squash. There will be a great selection of heirloom tomato plants chosen for our cool climate: slicers, paste and cherry- red, orange, yellow, black and striped. Select from a large variety of herbs including dill, oregano, several types of thyme and basil. Again, there will be fantastic silent auction items and beneficial bug houses – hang one of these and watch the good bugs come!
During this two day event there will be experts like Jennifer Ewing and several Master Gardeners available to answer all your gardening questions. Support of this fundraiser helps Good Earth provide 41 raised beds, tools, water, fertilizer and education to people from the community helping them grow healthy, organic foods for their families. Make plans now to join us!
The City of Bandon provided a vacant parcel of land at the end of 8th Court. The land was unique in that it was not buildable due to a water main location beneath it.
- Good Earth Community Garden began Phase I construction in 2009
- Thru Phase II around $4,000
- The Ford Institute Leadership built a tool shed, the fence and compost bins, plots and has provided grant funds for other building materials and costs associated with completing the construction
- Blocks donated by Willamette Graystone $2,200
- Liza Ehle and By-The-Sea-Gardens is credited for our underground irrigation system
- Contractor Ralph Leshin was a huge help in moving our pallets of concrete blocks with his machinery
- Students from Bandon High School and teacher, Trent Hatfield, have worked hard and were critical in getting the garden open in 2010
- Early in 2012, we finished building the raised building the raised beds and now host 41 4ft. by 12ft. garden spaces. Several are built higher to accommodate physically challenged gardeners.
- 2015 – 2017 Beautification projects include: An outside fence with pathways, an 8th Street hill and entry, a greenhouse, a compost bin area, and an improved parking lot.