Setting up new gardens in people's yards is Yarducopia's bread and butter, and over the last ten years we've worked all over Anchorage from Turnagain to Mountain View and South Anchorage to Government Hill.
Are you a gardener looking for space to grow? Sign up as a garden volunteer and we can help connect you with a neighbor's yard, help build a new garden or amend existing ones to get them growing again. New, experienced, and market gardeners all welcome.
Do you have yard space that you'd like to share with neighbors? Sign up to offer your yard through Yarducopia and we'll help connect you with a neighbor looking for more space to grow.
If you end up as part of a garden pair - yard and gardener(s) - we'll schedule a time to meet and talk about the garden and growing season. If everyone is in agreement, we'll get the garden setup, help trackdown seeds, seedlings, and other equipment, and away you grow!
We're around all summer to help too, so call with questions and for an in-person check-in. And lets be sure to meet up in the fall to get the gardens fertilized, mulched, and tucked in for winter.
Didn't find out about Yarducopia till mid summer? No worries. A lot of our most successful gardens are built in the late summer and fall. This gives the garden bed time to 'cure' and be ready for next year.
Featured gardens ready for gardeners!
13th and Karluk in Fairview - In 2022, Dawit (David) and Samrawit (Sam) reached out with a vision of turning their unfenced yard into a garden open to their neighbors and their neighborhood in Fairview.
To get the ball rolling, we plant a row of raspberries, rhubarb, and chives, and setup six small sheet mulch beds with wood chipped paths. There is LOTS of space for more gardens, as needed.
We're excited to connect new and experienced gardeners to this lovely space. David and Sam are also incredible hosts, so you should just stop by and say hello - you'll likely find yourself chatting away all afternoon!
Midtown Community Garden @ 2930 Cheechako Street - This garden space started in July 2021 as a depot for garden building materials. It now includes a small community garden half in fiberglass raised beds and half in sheet mulch beds on the ground.
Spenard Community Garden @ 1303 West 33rd Avenue - Built in 2019 on the property of Lutheran Social Services, the Spenard Community Garden was transplanted from the backyard of hte nearby Nave (formerly the Church of Love).