We Do Gardening

Whether it’s being outside, connecting with nature, nurturing plants, seeing the results of hard work, or observing birds, bees, and butterflies – gardening is universally enjoyed. And through building healthy soil, encouraging wildlife, and stewarding the land, gardening can support conservation!

The RCD provides opportunities and resources for San Diego residents to get involved in gardening, be it at a community garden, at their school, or in their own front or back yard.


We manage the largest community garden in the county, with 210 garden plots, six ¼ acre mini-farms, and a demonstration garden. The community garden is located within the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park. Learn more

The RCD is a founding member of this network of agencies and organizations working together to support pollinator health and habitat. Learn more

Pollinators like monarch butterflies are crucial to our food supply and landscapes. Through our Milkweed for Monarchs program, we support schools to create pollinator habitat on their grounds. Learn more

School gardens can be a valuable space for learning and developing healthy habits. We support gardens at schools across the county through providing information and resources to help them thrive. Learn more

A new community garden just opened in Bonita! The RCD will be managing the garden through an agreement with the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation. Learn more