PO Box 323 Gunnison, CO 81230


layering the beds

finished beds

Cottonwood Community Garden

12th & Georgia, Gunnison

A Community Garden
 is a shared green space which is planned, designed, built and maintained by some community members for the use and enjoyment of the entire community. Community gardens may be divided into sections in which members of the community can grow food or flowers,  and may include a decorative formal garden, an educational or rehabilitative space, gathering space, and more. The gardens and those who participate in community gardening contribute to the preservation of open space, provide access to it, and create sustainable uses of the space. 

Mountain Roots Community Gardens provide access to personal garden space for people who don’t have their own land, and prefer to do their own gardening.  Plots are rented on a seasonal basis and work-trade agreements are available for those who need financial assistance. Support and advice from our garden managers is available upon request. 

Plot Rentals

We have nine  3 x 14 raised beds available for seasonal rental. The cost is $45 /year and includes water, shared tools, and weekly mentoring.   All gardeners must agree to participate in a combined pre-season, mid-season, and end-of-season workday, and agree to contribute to the care of shared resources such as the compost bin, watering, walkways, etc.

Please contact  to reserve your plot.


Step 1:  Download, fill out, and return the following

Mountain Roots - Community Garden Application & Waiver >

Also, please read the Mountain Roots General Garden Rules >

Step 2.  Submit Payment.

you can pay online here  or send a check in the mail.

Step 3. Our garden coordinator will contact you to discuss details and set up a time to meet you at the garden.

‘Common Ground’ Shared Plots

At Cottonwood Community Garden, we also have one 12 x 40 “Common Ground” plot.  Our Common Ground plot is a much larger area, intensively planted, and cultivated collectively by the group. This method is perfect for people who are new the gardening, who may do a lot of traveling during the growing season, who would like to learn new techniques, or who would like to enjoy higher crop yields for their effort and time. The Common Ground space is also used for workshops, classes, and leadership training. A portion of food from the Common Ground is donated. To join the Common Ground, please contact our garden coordinator and submit the forms above.


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