The impetus for Grow Benzie’s creation in 2009, the community garden provides a public space for neighbors to chat, learn and grow with one another. Plots are rentable in 25’ x 4’ spaces and gardeners have access to water and hoses located within the garden and to our on-site garden education staff and volunteers. Everyone is welcome to help maintain the demonstration gardens which are used to teach organic growing methods, soil building and provide produce for the local food pantries.

Grow Benzie enriches our region by fostering positive action to increase access to healthful foods, jobs, life skills, and each other and by providing a community place that supports and nurtures these activities.

Community garden amenities include:

  • On-site water and hoses
  • Support staff
  • 24-hour access
  • Garden tool library
  • New raised beds for easy access