Sierra Gardens

We can help you grow YOUR own food!

Sierra Gardens supports families in growing a portion of their fruits and vegetables at home by building a backyard garden, providing classes, mentoring, and supplies for two years to ensure success.

We now live 90% of the time outside with a new sanctuary. We have created a second home in our garden space. My kids have been hand carrying food from the garden to our surrounding neighbors and sharing what we consider our little gold mine.”

Benefits to you

Set the stage for a lifetime of home gardening

Access to nutritious foods, physical activity and mental health

Program graduates will have the opportunity to engage as community leaders by mentoring new gardeners

What Sierra Harvest will do for you

Install a garden including site visit

Mentor you for 2 years

Supply you with plants/seeds and starts for 2 years

Offer seasonal cooking and gardening classes

Financial assistance is available

We have installed gardens at Alta Sierra School, Grass Valley Library, Nevada Meadows apt complex, Booth House family shelter, and dozens more private homes and organizations around Nevada County.

2020 Details and prices (PDF)

Sierra Gardens for Schools Program Details (PDF)

Is this package of services more than you need? Check out our Onsite Garden Consultations if you rather just get some advice on how to get started or improve your garden.

Need Financial Help?

Sierra Harvest offers scholarships to families and organizations. Also check out the CalFresh Program – you may qualify!

“For me, getting outside in the yard and garden, that’s how I deal with stress…. I just like that feel of the dirt between my fingers, and that’s my stress reliever.”

Get Dirty

Learn new skills by volunteering on a garden install, while helping your community at the same time. 

Be a volunteer Sierra Garden Mentor – The Sierra Gardens program is looking for experienced and knowledgeable home gardeners who can be available to help throughout the growing season by assisting our gardening families with plant deliveries, planting, amending beds, irrigation repair, and all around support and advice. This support is in addition to what staff and volunteer build crews already provide. Schedule would be totally variable depending on what needs arise. Mentors can set their own schedule. Full volunteer position description here.  Contact to sign up and help families grow more food! 

Get Started

Download the Sierra Gardens General Application and Scholarship Application, or complete the online form below. 

Questions – Contact or and call (530) 265-2343.
Just need a garden consultation? Find out more.

Get tips on how to plant trees, deal with pests, fresh recipes and more in the Sierra Garden Gardening Posts!

Sierra Gardens Application

Sierra Gardens Program Application
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